SAT 19 Jun, 2021
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Delhi police stops Rahul Gandhi's march to the Rashtrapati Bhavan

 

Rahul Gandhi's plan to lead a protest march from Vijay Chowk to Rashtrapati Bhavan has come under a hurdle as Delhi Police has denied the party the permission to carry on with the demonstration.

Delhi Police has said that there is no permission for the protest march but it will allow three leaders to meet the President.

 

"No permission has been granted for Congress' march to Rashtrapati Bhavan today. However, three leaders, who have appointment at Rashtrapati Bhavan, will be allowed to go," Additional DCP (New Delhi), Deepak Yadav said.

The opposition party said the government should repeal these laws and bring fresh ones after consultations with all stakeholders. Earlier on Wednesday, the Congress asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to shed his arrogance and repeal the farm laws to help initiate dialogue with agitating farmers.

The Congress party has collected nearly two crore signatures of farmers across the country as an appeal to scrap the three contentious laws. The party has planned to submit them as a memorandum to President Ram Nath Kovind, seeking his immediate intervention in the matter.

"Around two crore signatures from across India, urging the withdrawal of the three farm laws have been collected. It will be submitted to the President by a delegation of Congress leaders led by Rahul Gandhi on December 24," Congress leader KC Venugopal said.

Thousands of farmers, mainly from Haryana and Punjab, have been protesting at various border points of Delhi for over three weeks now, insisting on repeal of the Centre's three laws.

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