Delhi Police released all protesters detained outside the Red Fort on Tuesday, including Congress leaders and workers, as part of its campaign against the government over Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification and to “save democracy.”
The police officer claims that things are back to normal at the scene. In order to participate in the Congress’ “Loktantra Bachao Mashaal Shanti” march, party MPs and supporters gathered at the Red Fort at 7 p.m..
The detainees were transferred to North Delhi’s Kingsway Camp PS.
Delhi Police detained Congress leader Harish Rawat, who claimed that the central government “is afraid” of a united opposition.
“We wanted to participate in the ‘Mashaal March,’ but there was a lot of police presence, and many people were detained. The central government is terrified of a united opposition. We’ll discuss the matter in the villages and blocks. We must safeguard democracy because it is under threat,” he said.
KC Venugopal, the leader of the party, claimed that police had stopped party members.
“You should observe the nation’s struggling democracy. We are marching peacefully by torchlight. We listed the matter with the police and commissioners yesterday, and they agreed. Today, they stop our workers everywhere,” he said.
To protest the government over Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification and “save democracy,” the Congress organized a “Loktantra Bachao Mashal Shanti March” from the Red Fort to Town Hall in the evening.
Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, the chief minister of Himachal Pradesh, lashed out at the Union Government, claiming that even after being disqualified from the Lok Sabha, no one could stop Rahul Gandhi from speaking to the public.
The party has organized demonstrations and press conferences throughout the nation in support of its campaign against the administration on the Adani issue, “protecting democracy,” and in unity with Rahul Gandhi.
In addition to Jai Bharat Satyagraha at the district, state, and national levels, the party’s month-long campaign will feature press conferences by national-level leaders in 35 big cities.
The party is organizing a massive campaign in which members will send Prime Minister Modi postcards “questioning him on critical topics.”
Trinamool Congress (TMC) MPs participated in the protest after attending a meeting of opposition parties called by Congress president and Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge.
Sources claim that Congress and other opposition parties are considering submitting a no-confidence motion against Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla the following week because they aren’t permitted to speak.
The proposal was discussed at a meeting of Congress MPs, according to the sources.
The catalyst for the progress was the notice disqualifying Rahul Gandhi, which came a day after his conviction in a defamation case, as well as claims that the Opposition was not being allowed to raise the Adani issue.
A no-confidence motion against the speaker, however, requires the support of at least 50 members.
It is crucial to remember that the House must be in session for a motion of no confidence to be proposed.