Congress chief Rahul Gandhi was pushed and fell to the bottom in a tussle with the Uttar Pradesh police after he, his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and scores of occasion staff have been stopped from marching on the Delhi-Noida freeway on their solution to Hathras to satisfy the household of the gang rape sufferer who died on Tuesday.
The Gandhis have been detained for violating a ban on massive gatherings. “I’m standing right here peacefully. I’ll go alone then. I’ll stroll alone from right here to Hathras,” Rahul Gandhi informed the police.
Visuals confirmed the Congress MP being pushed and shoved as he tried to withstand the police. Within the conflict, the 50-year-old was seen falling to the bottom. Different Congress leaders helped him up.
Priyanka Gandhi alleged that she was additionally pushed and there have been makes an attempt to throw her to the bottom.
“Why are you arresting me? What are the grounds for the arrest? What regulation am I violating,” Rahul Gandhi stated in a heated trade with policemen, who stated that they have been charging him with “Part 188” – a regulation on defying official orders.
Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra have been travelling to Hathras in a convoy when their autos have been stopped in Noida close to Delhi, at some extent round 142 km from their vacation spot.
They each bought off their automobile and began marching with Congress staff. Quickly, a big contingent of UP policemen blocked their manner and tried to push them again.
Congress chief Randeep Surjewala stated: “The Gandhis are getting ready to march alone. What’s Ajay Singh Bisht, alias Yogi Adityanath (Chief Minister) afraid of?”
Forward of the Congress leaders’ deliberate go to, the UP administration this morning enforced a ban on massive gatherings and put up barricades on the borders citing the coronavirus. Roads to Hathras have been additionally blocked.
Different political events condemned the incident and got here out in help of the Gandhis.
“Reckless conduct of UP police in direction of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi is extraordinarily condemnable. It’s reprehensible for individuals who are alleged to uphold the regulation to trample upon democratic values in such a fashion,” tweeted NCP chief Sharad Pawar.
RJD chief Tejashwi Yadav wrote: “It’s the responsibility and democratic proper of the Opposition events to protest in opposition to each indiscriminate misuse of energy by the oppressive regime! Voice and can of the folks can’t be silenced or suppressed! We unequivocally condemn the arrest of Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi (sic).”
Uttar Pradesh Minister Siddharth Nath Singh dismissed the Gandhis’ protest as a publicity stunt. “It’s a photo-op by the Gandhis,” he informed NDTV.
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