Congress MPs in Parliament wore black clothes to protest against inflation and unemployment. Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi leads the protest march along with party MPs against inflation and unemployment.
Today people are being trampled upon by inflation, there is trouble in the country. But the Govt doesn’t bother, Senior Congress leader and Former I&B Minister Manish Tewari told ANI.
This protest is about price rise and Agnipath. Price rise affects everybody. As a political party and as elected representatives we are bound to voice the grievances the burdens and the fears of the people. This is what we are doing
Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge wore a black kurta and turban in protest against price rise and unemployment.
#WATCH | Delhi: Congress MPs begin their march from Parliament to Rashtrapati Bhavan to register their protest over inflation and unemployment. Rahul Gandhi also joined the march. pic.twitter.com/f8JfYII2zZ
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Congress workers and leaders on Friday converged at the party headquarters in Delhi to participate in the planned nationwide protest against price rise, hike in GST on essential items and unemployment. The party is also protesting against the alleged misuse of central probe agencies by the government to target its leaders.
The party is also protesting against the alleged misuse of central probe agencies by the government to target its leaders.
Top Congress leaders including Rahul Gandhi and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot reached the party headquarters in the morning.
The party leaders, including MPs, were seen wearing black bands on their arms as a mark of protest in parliament.
The Delhi Police has denied permission to the Congress for holding the protest in the national capital, citing that prohibitory orders are in place in New Delhi district.
The Congress MPs plan to march from Parliament to Rashtrapati Bhavan while party workers also seek to gherao the residence of the prime minister as part of the protest.
Several Congress MPs including Rahul Gandhi and Shashi Tharoor detained by police during a protest against the Central government on price rise and unemployment