Congress on Tuesday announced over a month-long agitational programmes from block to national level, including a 'Jai Bharat Maha Satyagraha' in the second week of April, to protest Rahul Gandhi's disqualification from Lok Sabha and to press their demand for a JPC probe into the Adani issue.
The agitational programmes include the 'Loktantra Bachao Mashal Shanti March' starting from Red Fort on Tuesday and a series of press conferences in 35 major cities across the country on Wednesday.
As part of 'Loktantra Bachao Mashal Shanti March' Congress leaders assembled near the Red Fort on Tuesday with burning torches in their hands but soon were dispersed and many detained by police forces. Congress leaders, including former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat, former Delhi Congress chief and MP JP Agarwal were detained by the Delhi Police.
BRS MP Keshav Rao too was spotted at the protest site. Senior leader P Chidambaram was also stopped from reaching the Red Fort, from where the party had planned a protest march to Town Hall in old Delhi's Chandni Chowk.
Addressing a press conference along general secretary in-charge Jairam Ramesh, AICC general secretary in-charge organisation K C Venugopal said in solidarity with Rahul Gandhi and in support of his uncompromising fight against the "loot of public and national wealth by the Modi-Adani nexus", the party organised a one-day 'Sankalp Satyagraha' at Raj Ghat in and in front of Gandhi statues, in all state and district headquarters early this week.