Pan-India protests by Congress on inflation, several MPs detained | In pics

Updated On Aug 05, 2022 03:27 PM IST

Congress on Friday launched a nationwide ‘Halla Bol’ protest march against the rising unemployment and inflation. As protests in the capital intensified, the Delhi Police imposed Section 144 in the New Delhi district. Several Congress MPs, including Rahul Gandhi, Manish Tewari, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and others, who led the march from Parliament, were detained at Vijay Chowk on their way to the Prime Minister's house.

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Security beefed up as Congress workers shout slogans during the protest at AICC HQ in Delhi. (Amal KS/HT)
Updated on Aug 05, 2022 03:27 PM IST

Security beefed up as Congress workers shout slogans during the protest at AICC HQ in Delhi. (Amal KS/HT)

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and party chief Sonia Gandhi lead the protests from Parliament building. Rahul Gandhi and several other CWC members seen wearing black clothes to register the protest on inflation.( Raj K Raj/HT)
Updated on Aug 05, 2022 03:27 PM IST

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and party chief Sonia Gandhi lead the protests from Parliament building. Rahul Gandhi and several other CWC members seen wearing black clothes to register the protest on inflation.( Raj K Raj/HT)

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Congress leaders Karti Chidambaram, Shashi Tharoor, P Chidambaram and others begin march outside Parliament in New Delhi.(Twitter/@ProfCong)
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Congress leaders Karti Chidambaram, Shashi Tharoor, P Chidambaram and others begin march outside Parliament in New Delhi.(Twitter/@ProfCong)

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Delhi Police detained Congress MPs at Vijay Chowk after sloganeering as they headed towards Prime Minister's house. Photo by RAJKRAJ/HT
Updated on Aug 05, 2022 03:27 PM IST

Delhi Police detained Congress MPs at Vijay Chowk after sloganeering as they headed towards Prime Minister's house. Photo by RAJKRAJ/HT

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Congress leader Shashi Tharoor shares a photo on Twitter of him and other party members being detained during protest march.(Twitter/@ShashiTharoor)
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Congress leader Shashi Tharoor shares a photo on Twitter of him and other party members being detained during protest march.(Twitter/@ShashiTharoor)

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Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra jumps over a police barricade placed near AICC during party protest against price rise & unemployment in Delhi(HT Photo )
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Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra jumps over a police barricade placed near AICC during party protest against price rise & unemployment in Delhi(HT Photo )

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The detained Congress leaders were taken to Police Lines Kingsway Camp.(ANI)
Updated on Aug 05, 2022 03:27 PM IST

The detained Congress leaders were taken to Police Lines Kingsway Camp.(ANI)

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Not just in Delhi, but protests were held in several parts of the country. In Chandigarh, members of the Congress party staged a dharna. “Inflation is rising. Taxes are being imposed. We're apprehensive that we're hurtling towards a Sri Lanka-like crisis. We're staging a dharna to rouse govt from slumber," said Punjab Congress Chief Amrinder Singh Raja Warring.( ANI)
Updated on Aug 05, 2022 03:27 PM IST

Not just in Delhi, but protests were held in several parts of the country. In Chandigarh, members of the Congress party staged a dharna. “Inflation is rising. Taxes are being imposed. We're apprehensive that we're hurtling towards a Sri Lanka-like crisis. We're staging a dharna to rouse govt from slumber," said Punjab Congress Chief Amrinder Singh Raja Warring.( ANI)

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In Andhra Pradesh's Vijayawada, Congress workers, wearing garlands made of vegetables, were protesting against the central government over the issues of price rise and unemployment( ANI)
Updated on Aug 05, 2022 03:27 PM IST

In Andhra Pradesh's Vijayawada, Congress workers, wearing garlands made of vegetables, were protesting against the central government over the issues of price rise and unemployment( ANI)

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In Bihar's Patna, police were seen holding onto the barricades to stop protestors from heading forth as Congress members took out a protest march over inflation and unemployment.(ANI)
Updated on Aug 05, 2022 03:27 PM IST

In Bihar's Patna, police were seen holding onto the barricades to stop protestors from heading forth as Congress members took out a protest march over inflation and unemployment.(ANI)

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