Congress ‘Halla Bol’ Rally at Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan Highlights: Speaking at Ramlila Maidan Sunday, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said the party along with other Opposition parties “together we will defeat the ideology of the BJP and the RSS”. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that since the BJP came to power, anger and hatred have increased. He added that Narendra Modi is still the Prime Minister thanks to the media and two businessmen.
Hitting back at the Congress, Sambit Patra termed Congress’ ‘Halla Bol’ rally as Parivar Bachao rally. “If I tell you truly it was a Parivar Bachao rally to save themselves,” he said. Targeting the Gandhis, he said,”…You cannot even share Congress with the Congressmen today. Only two people, as if playing (the game) musical chair, keep becoming president. No third person can become the president,” he said.
As reports emerged that Congress workers were detained during a march to protest the rise in prices of essential commodities, Delhi police denied it and said no Congress worker has been detained so far.
Earlier in the day, former Minister Jairam Ramesh told news agency ANI that the rally has nothing to do with the elections and is a befitting message to the insensitive central govt as the people of the country remain troubled by inflation and unemployment.
Meanwhile, Delhi police said that adequate security arrangements have been made in and around the Ramlila Maidan in central Delhi in view of the Congress’ protest. The Delhi Police has also issued a traffic advisory on its official Twitter handle, alerting the commuters about road closures on Sunday. Party workers from Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, besides other parts of the country, will participate in the rally.