Congress March To President Stopped, Priyanka Gandhi Taken Into Custody

Congress March To President Stopped, Priyanka Gandhi Taken Into Custody

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December 24, 2020

Congress leaders led by Rahul Gandhi, marching to the Rashtrapati Bhavan, were stopped by the police before a small delegation was allowed to enter the presidential palace to submit to President Ram Nath Kovind a memorandum seeking his intervention for the withdrawal of the farm laws against which thousands of farmers have been protesting near Delhi for nearly a month. Mr Gandhi's sister, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, and several other leaders, were taken into preventive custody by the police and sent away in a bus to a police station after they were stopped. They're expected to be released shortly.

New Delhi, 24 December 2020

The appeal to the President has two crore signatures, urging his intervention for repealing the three controversial laws. "I want to tell the Prime Minister that these farmers are not going to go back home until these farm laws are repealed. The government should convene a joint session of parliament and take back these laws. Opposition parties stand with farmers and labourers," Mr Gandhi said after meeting the President. He also attacked PM Modi and the government, saying there was "no democracy" in India and those who stood up against the PM were labelled terrorists, "even if it was (RSS chief) Mohan Bhagwat".

Source -NDTV


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