Targeting Rahul Gandhi, lakhs of party workers will stage a sit-in protest against Agneepath on Monday: Congress


New Delhi, June 19

The Congress said lakhs of party workers across the country will hold a peaceful protest on Monday against the “anti-youth” Agneepath scheme and the “vendetta politics” of the Modi government in targeting Rahul Gandhi.

A delegation of Congress leaders will also meet President Ram Nath Kovind and bring to his notice the alleged assault and harassment of party MPs by the Delhi Police against the Enforcement Directorate’s questioning of Rahul Gandhi in the money laundering case.

Officials had said on Thursday that the ED had sought the postponement of his interrogation in the National Herald money laundering case from June 17 to June 20 due to the hospitalization of Gandhi’s mother Sonia Gandhi.

Party General Secretary Jairam Ramesh said on Twitter, “Tomorrow lakhs of Congress workers across the country will continue their peaceful protest against the anti-youth Agneepath scheme and against the Modi government’s vendetta politics targeting their leader Shri Rahul Gandhi, MP.” “A Congress delegation will also call on the Hon’ble President in the evening,” he said.

Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, party leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, senior Congress leaders including P Chidambaram, KC Venugopal and Ramesh are set to meet Kovind and apprise him of the “unprovoked scuffle” by party MPs . To which he alleged that it is a violation of all democratic norms.

Separate delegations of Congress leaders have already met Rajya Sabha Chairman and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, demanding action for violation of rights of MPs and asking them to treat it as a privilege notice. asked for.

The Congress had strongly opposed the ED’s inquiry. Police had imposed prohibitory orders in central Delhi and Congress leaders were detained for violating restrictions.

Stepping up its attack on the Centre, the Congress on Sunday held a ‘Satyagraha’ in support of those opposing the government’s Agneepath scheme here. Rahul Gandhi had appealed to party leaders and workers not to celebrate his birthday on Sunday. In a message to him, he had said on Saturday night that the youth of the country are angry and protesting on the streets and Congress workers should stand with them.