New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi and several Congress politicians were detained on Tuesday during MPs’ march to Rashtrapati Bhavan to protest the “misuse” of GoI’s probe agencies against Opposition members.
Member of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge was also detained during the protests.
Meanwhile, Sonia Gandhi was being questioned by ED for a second time on Tuesday in the National Herald case.
Congress workers and politicians had earlier gathered at the party headquarters on Tuesday to show solidarity as Sonia Gandhi appeared before the ED in the National Herald case. The party also held ‘satyagraha’ across the country to protest against Sonia’s summons by ED.
Later they marched to the Rashtrapati Bhawan, Decan Herald reported.
Meanwhile four Congress Lok Sabha MPs held a protest in Parliament premises against their suspension from the House for the rest of the session and were joined by leaders of various opposition parties.
Alleging that their suspension amounted to “murder of democracy”, the suspended MPs, Manickam Tagore, Ramya Haridas, T N Prathapan and S Jothi Mani, staged a protest in front of Mahatma Gandhi’s statue in Parliament complex.
In a show of solidarity, leaders of Left parties, NCP, DMK and the Congress joined them in the protest and raised slogans against the government.
The four Congress Lok Sabha members were suspended for the rest of the session on Monday after Speaker Om Birla took a stern view of the continuous disruptions by opposition MPs since the beginning of the Monsoon Session, the report said.
Terming the action against its MPs as a “blot on democracy”, an angry Congress had alleged that the government was trying to “intimidate” it for raising people’s issues and said it would not be cowed down.