New Delhi: Congress leaders in Delhi, including Delhi unit chief Anil Kumar, were on Monday arrested by the police while planning to hold a protest march to the Lieutenant Governor’s office in Civil Lines area, alleging the BJP trying to topple Rajasthan government. Also Read - Rajasthan Government Announces Complete Lockdown From May 10 to May 24 Amid COVID Cases Surge
The protest was being held against the “anti-democratic and anti-constitutional” actions of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to topple the democratically-elected Congress government in Rajasthan, Kumar alleged. Also Read - 5 Kota Friends Turn Their Luxury Cars Into 'Emergency Hospital' to Provide Oxygen to Critical Patients
“We wanted to tell the LG how the BJP and its government at the Centre are murdering democracy in Rajasthan. But the Delhi Police detained us before we could start our march to the Raj Niwas,” he said. Also Read - Deploy Resources in Saving Lives Instead of Building PM's New House: Priyanka Gandhi
Congress leaders and workers had gathered near the Ludlow Castle school in Civil Lines. They were detained by the police at the spot and taken to the Maurice Nagar police station, a leader of the party’s Delhi unit, who was present at the protest site, told PTI.
Meanwhile, Rajasthan Congress legislators held a prayer meeting in Jaipur at the hotel where they are holed up. The meeting, titled ‘Save democracy, Save Constitution’, was participated by Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, AICC general secretary Avinash Pande, along with other leaders.
Congress had earlier scheduled to hold a protest rally outside the Raj Bhawan, but it was called off on Sunday evening.
With PTI inputs