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MPCC joins Congress party’s nationwide protest against price hike; confronts police

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, August 05:

As a part of the nationwide protest by Congress Party under the leadership of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, members of the Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) confronted the state police at BT Road here in Imphal while trying to march a protest rally led by MPCC President K. Meghachandra Singh.
The large number of state congress leaders confronted with the police team in front of the Congress Bhavan at BT Road Imphal at around 1pm today when the police team tried to stop them at the gate of the Congress Bhavan. Interestingly the protest occurred on the last day of the 2nd 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly Session. K. Meghachandra, the Congress MLA managed time and led the protest during the lunch break of the ongoing session.
Speaking to media persons, K. Meghachandra condemn the police action to the democratic protest by the congress workers against price rise, unemployment and GST. The Congress workers were stopped by the police team at the Congress Bhavan gate from proceeding towards Raj Bhavan.

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Congress workers shouted slogans against BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi while they confronted with the police team.
On the other hand agency report said that at Delhi, Congress MPs, led by party chief Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, staged a protest in the Parliament House complex and marched towards the Rashtrapati Bhawan as part of their nationwide stir against price rise, the GST hike on essential items and unemployment.
The protesting MPs of the opposition party raised slogans against the government demanding that the GST hike on essential items be withdrawn, with Sonia Gandhi standing with the women MPs of the party, holding a banner, outside gate number 1 of Parliament.
They were, however, stopped by the Delhi Police and not allowed to proceed towards the Rashtrapati Bhawan. Sonia Gandhi did not take part in the march. The other MPs were detained by police at Vijay Chowk.
Leaders and workers of the Congress assembled at the party headquarters at New Delhi to participate in the nationwide protest against price rise, the hike in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on essential items and unemployment.
The party is also protesting against the alleged misuse of probe agencies by the government to target its leaders.
Top Congress leaders, including Rahul Gandhi and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, reached the party headquarters in the morning.

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