Rahul joined several leaders from the opposition parties, including AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal, NCP chief Sharad Pawar, veteran politicians Sharad Yadav and Sitaram Yechury at Jantar Mantar on Friday's farmer protest.
Jantar Mantar seemed ideal at the time. Though it was close to Parliament, it was not large enough to hold a big crowd. Besides, the topography of Jantar Mantar, with its two main entry and exit points, was easier to manage.
It was at Jantar Mantar that I watched Maya Krishna Rao perform her powerful “walk” in response to the December 2012 rape; heard Imphal-based protest musician Akhu sing about oppression; and saw two men kiss each other passionately and without fear.
Sharad Yadav said that Jantar Mantar Road was accepted because of its proximity to Parliament House. “If noise-pollution is an issue in Jantar Mantar area, is it not so in the case of the Ramlila Maidan?”
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New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): Staging a march protest Mandi House to Jantar Mantar, the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Thursday wore "Mera Yaar Kanhaiya" T-Shirts and sold them in order to show their support to Kanhaiya Kumar. Students of JNU took out the rally demanding Kanhaiya’s release and dropping of sedition charges against him. Meanwhile, Kanhaiya applied for a bail before the Supreme Court and the matter will be heard on Friday. Former Attorney General Soli Sorabjee is likely to argue for Kanhaiya’s bail plea.
New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): In the row of unending protests all over the nation, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) staged a protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Wednesday. Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi also joined the protest. The protestors carried placards showing anguish against the ongoing protests at various educational institutions.