Cops stop a rally in support of Rahul Gandhi and leaders are arrested

Workers for the Congress were arrested this morning as they prepared to march to protest Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi’s arrests in the National Herald case.

In New Delhi, footage showed Congress workers being arrested and thrown into buses while raising chants in support of their leaders. Later in the day, more Congress employees are scheduled to go to the streets as part of the party’s show of strength.

Mr. Gandhi will testify before the Enforcement Directorate today regarding the money-laundering investigation. Prohibition orders have been issued near the agency’s headquarters.

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The protest march was denied permission by Delhi Police yesterday night, citing the “communal and law and order situation” and VVIP activities. Congress leaders pleaded with them to rethink their choice, but they refused.

The party then decided to carry out the scheduled protests in Delhi and other cities.

Congress has accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah of utilizing the Enforcement Directorate and other federal agencies to stifle the opposition.

The BJP has been accused of “vendetta politics” by the party, which has dismissed the claims against its leaders as “false and unsubstantiated.”

The federal agency has also summoned Sonia Gandhi in this matter. She requested extra time after she tested positive for Covid. The agency has issued a new summons for June 23.

Due to Covid-related concerns, the Congress chairman had to be hospitalized in a Delhi hospital yesterday afternoon.