New Delhi: The nationwide protest was held against rising prices, unemployment and the GST price hike on essential items despite the administration issuing prohibitory orders banning large gatherings in parts of Delhi.
Led by party chief Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, Congress MPs also wore black clothes in Parliament in an act of protest.
Rahul Gandhi, wearing black clothes, along with party MPs marches towards Rashtrapati Bhawan.
“Democracy is a memory,” read the Congress tweet.
Ahead of the protest, Rahul Gandhi said, “We’re witnessing the death of democracy. What India has built brick by brick, starting almost a century ago, is being destroyed in front of your eyes. Anybody who stands against this idea of onset of dictatorship is viciously attacked, jailed, arrested and beaten up.”
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also took part in the protest and was detained by the police.
Congress has been raising questions against price rise and hike in GST.
Congress Working Committee (CWC) members and senior leaders had planned to take part in “PM House gherao”.
The Delhi traffic police has issued an advisory saying the traffic movement will be affected in parts of Delhi.
Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha MPs will hold a “Chalo Rashtrapati Bhavan” from Parliament.