Arunachal: Youth Congress burn effigies of Modi, Shah over Rahul Gandhi’s detention

Rahul Gandhi along with several other Congress leaders was detained by the Delhi police on Tuesday.

Itanagar: A large number of activists of the Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress (APYC) on Wednesday burnt the effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home minister Amit Shah and others here in protest against the detention of former Congress president Rahul Gandhi.

Gandhi, along with several other Congress leaders was detained by the Delhi police on Tuesday after they staged a protest against Sonia Gandhi’s questioning by the Enforcement Directorate, price rise, GST, unemployment and others.

The former Congress president was forcefully arrested and sent to Kingsway police station.

“Today is a Black Day for democracy in this country,” said APYC president Tarh Johny while taking part in the protest here.

He also expressed concern over the anarchy and dictatorship prevailing in the country under the BJP-led NDA government at the centre.

Johny said the common men are already overburdened by the hike in prices of essential commodities, rise in prices of petrol and diesel, GST rates, unemployment and harassment.

Reportedly, Indian Youth Congress national president Srinivas BV was also manhandled and tortured by Delhi police while he was taking part in the protest.

Srinivas was also arrested by the Delhi police.

Condemning the Centre for its highhandedness against opposition leaders, the APYC said it is an attempt to crush the voice of the opposition.

“Indian democracy is under threat under the BJP-led NDA government,” the Youth Congress added.

The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) led by its president and former chief minister Nabam Tuki also staged a peaceful dharna against the “targeted political vendetta against Congress president Sonia Gandhi and the misuse of institutional agencies by the PM Modi and BJP Government” at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan here on the day.

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