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Section 144 imposed in Delhi ahead of Congress's nationwide protest

Congress plans to gherao PM's residence

PTI07_26_2022_000143A (File) Youth Congress workers break police barricades during a demonstration outside the AICC office to express their solidarity with the party chief Sonia Gandhi | PTI

The Delhi police have imposed section 144 in the national capital ahead of Congress's nationwide protest condemning the Centre on Friday. Except for Jantar Mantar, prohibitory orders have been imposed in other parts of Delhi.

The Delhi police has prohibited dharnas, gheraos or protest marches in the national capital today. The protests come in the backdrop of the Enforcement Directorate questioning senior Congress leaders including the Gandhis and the sealing of the Young Indian office in the National Herald building.

The Congress party has announced protests against the Centre condemning it for price rise, unemployment and imposition of Goods and Services Tax on food items. The party has planned a 'Chalo Rashtrapati Bhavan' march from Parliament to President's House that will be undertaken by Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha MPs.

It has also planned a gherao of the Prime Minister's residence, in which members of the Congress Working Committee and other senior leaders will participate. At the state level, all PCCs will hold a 'Raj Bhavan Gherao', in which all state legislators and other senior leaders will take part. Protests have also been planned from the district down to the block levels.

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