‘King Busy Earning Friends’: Rahul's Salvo At PM Modi Amid Mega Cong Protest In Delhi. Workers Detained

‘King Busy Earning Friends’: Rahul's Salvo At PM Modi Amid Mega Cong Protest In Delhi. Workers Detained

New Delhi: Lok Sabha MP and senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi over inflation saying that “king is busy earning friends while people are suffering from inflation.” Rahul’s jibe came at a day when Congress is staging a protest ‘Halla Bol’ rally against the Centre over price rise. 

“Today people have to think ten times even before buying what they need. Only the Prime Minister is responsible for these problems,” he alleged. 

राजा मित्रों की कमाई में व्यस्त प्रजा महंगाई से त्रस्त आज, लोगों को ज़रूरत का सामान खरीदने से पहले भी दस बार सोचना पड़ रहा है। इन तकलीफों के लिए सिर्फ प्रधानमंत्री ज़िम्मेदार हैं। हम महंगाई के खिलाफ आवाज़ें जोड़ते जाएंगे, राजा को सुनना ही पड़ेगा।#महंगाई_पर_हल्ला_बोल_रैली

— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) September 4, 2022

“We will keep adding voices against inflation, the king will have to listen,” the Wayanad MP added. He joined the party’s march ‘Mehangai Par Halla Bol’ which is being staged at Ramlila Maidan. 

Delhi | Congress leader & MP Rahul Gandhi arrives at Ramlila Maidan for Congress’ ‘Halla Bol’ march pic.twitter.com/VmNLWhfoo5

— ANI (@ANI) September 4, 2022

Congress Workers Detained

Several Congress workers were detained on Sunday during the party’s protest against inflation. The workers were moving from Banga Bhawan to All India Congress Committee headquarters at Akbar Road when they were detained by the Delhi Police, reported news agency ANI. 

#WATCH | Delhi: Congress workers marching against price rise detained by the Delhi police. The protestors were moving from Banga Bhawan to AICC headquarters at Akbar Road pic.twitter.com/SNvlgChDgT

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— ANI (@ANI) September 4, 2022

Meanwhile, the Delhi Police issued a clarification over the detention of Congress workers. 

“A rally of Indian National Congress was scheduled at Ram Lila Maidan today. Party workers protesting elsewhere were taken in buses by Delhi Police & dropped at the designated place of protest.” the Delhi Police said. 

‘Nothing To Do With State Or 2024 Elections’

Senior Congress leader and party secretary general in-charge of communications Jairam Ramesh said that today’s ‘Mehangai par Halla Bol’ has nothing to do with upcoming state elections or the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. 

“ Today’s Halla Bol rally has nothing to do with state elections or the 2024 election. It is a befitting message to the insensitive central govt as people of the country remain troubled by inflation and unemployment,” he said.