Farm Law Protest: Delhi Cops Detain Priyanka Gandhi, Cong Leaders

New Delhi: Police on Thursday detained Priyanka Gandhi and several other Congress leaders as they were marching towards the Rashtrapati Bhawan to submit a memorandum of protest against the Centre’s new farm laws.

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However, Rahul Gandhi, who was leading the protest march, was allowed to proceed to the Rashtrapati Bhawan to meet President Ram Nath Kovind with the memorandum containing 2 crore signatures against the farm laws.

After the march was stopped, Priyanka said, “Any dissent against this government is classified as having elements of terror. We are undertaking this march to voice our support for the farmers.”

She added, “We are living in a democracy and they are elected MPs. They have the right to meet the President and they should be allowed. What is the problem with that? Government is not ready to listen to voices of lakhs of farmers camping at borders.”

Earlier on Thursday, Delhi Police had said that only the leaders who have permission will be allowed to go to Rashtrapati Bhavan, India Today reported.

“No permission has been granted for the Congress march to Rashtrapati Bhavan today. However, three leaders, who have appointment at Rashtrapati Bhavan, will be allowed to go,” Additional DCP (New Delhi), Deepak Yadav had said on Thursday morning.

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