Those who have come here to push, go home: Priyanka Gandhi at midnight march at India Gate
Priyanka Gandhi, who joined her brother and Congress president Rahul Gandhi to protest Unnao and Kathura rapes at India Gate, was heard telling the crowd to respect the cause for which they gathered. She also appealed to the people to keep calm and march silently.india Updated: Apr 13, 2018 09:04 IST
As Congress president Rahul Gandhi led a midnight march at India Gate to protest the incidents of rape in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao and Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua, his sister Priyanka Gandhi was visibly miffed after she got pushed by the unruly crowd.
Priyanka Gandhi was heard telling the crowd to respect the cause for which they gathered at the India Gate. She also appealed to the crowd to keep calm and march silently.
“Those who have come here to push people around must go home,” she was heard saying.
Priyanka Gandhi’s husband Robert Vadra and her children (son and daughter) were also present.
Many were shouting slogans like “Modi Bhagao, Beti Bachao” as they held candles as a mark of protest.
The police had a hard time controlling the crowd (some of them were even drunk) as many had crossed over the barricades and even broke through them. Traffic movement too came to a halt near the India Gate due to the crowd.
The SPG too had a very difficult time protecting Rahul Gandhi from the chaotic crowd.
Apart from scores of Congress workers, there were also students, people from civil society groups, professionals and mediapersons in the march.
First Published: Apr 13, 2018 07:48 IST