The Delhi Police have denied permission to the Congress to hold a day-long sit-in at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial Rajghat Sunday to protest the disqualification of Rahul Gandhias a member of Lok Sabha.
“After silencing our voice in Parliament, the government has refused to let us hold a peaceful Satyagraha at Bapu’s samadhi as well,” All India Congress Committee general secretary (in charge of organisation) K C Venugopal said.
#WATCH | Delhi: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra arrives at Rajghat to attend the party’s Sankalp Satyagraha. pic.twitter.com/vkqtb19E6g
— ANI (@ANI) March 26, 2023
He added, “It has become a habit for the Modi govt to disallow every opposition protest… This will not deter us, our fight for truth, against tyranny, goes on.”
Venugopal tweeted a letter received by the party from the office of the deputy commissioner of police, Central district.
After silencing our voice in Parliament, the govt has refused to let us hold a peaceful Satyagraha at Bapu’s samadhi as well.
It has become a habit for the Modi govt to disallow every opposition protest. This will not deter us, our fight for truth, against tyranny goes on. pic.twitter.com/49KYRq8NCj
— K C Venugopal (@kcvenugopalmp) March 26, 2023
“I have been directed to inform you that your information regarding sit on a Satyagrah at Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi Rajghat by the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee…has been considered and rejected due to law and order and traffic reasons…” [sic] the letter said.
The letter added prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC were put in place in and around Rajghat, and any kind of congregation of more than five people would be illegal and not permitted.
संकल्प सत्याग्रह pic.twitter.com/FrQ2IKjOde
— Congress (@INCIndia) March 26, 2023
Police officials said protest outside the memorial has never been allowed. However, since protesters have gathered, the police said they would maintain law and order by deploying more personnel in the area.Most Read 1 Gadar 2 box office collection day 4: Sunny Deol film records biggest Monday collections of all time, nets a total of Rs 173 cr 2 Bigg Boss OTT 2 Finale Live Updates: Elvish Yadav wins Salman Khan’s show, Abhishek Malhan shares message from hospital 3 Happy Independence Day 2023: Wishes Images, Whatsapp Messages, Status, Quotes, and Photos 4 OMG 2 box office collection day 4: Pankaj Tripathi-Akshay Kumar film delivers better Monday than opening Friday, earns Rs 55.1 cr 5 Jailer box office collection Day 5: Rajinikanth film set to cross Rs 350-crore mark worldwide on Independence Day
“The party members can protest but if it turns violent or aggressive, we will have to detain people since we had already denied them the permission for the same,” said an officer.
Senior Congress leaders, including AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, were planning to sit on a satyagraha at Rajghat Sunday. Simultaneously, sit-in protests were being planned in front of Mahatma Gandhi statues in all states and district headquarters from 10 am to 5 pm.Also ReadNarendra Modi Independence Day Speech Live Updates: India now identified ...Govt SOP for Judges: Do not name officials for court panelsShivaji statue vandalised in Goa, police initiate inquiry‘Will return to Red Fort next year’: In Independence Day speech, PM Modi ...
Rahul Gandhi was disqualified from the Lok Sabhaafter a Surat court Thursday sentenced him to two years in jail in a defamation case. He hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi a day later, saying the PM was “scared” and did not want him to make another speech on the industrialist Gautam Adani in Parliament.