Congress protest at Raj Ghat postponed

Congress protest at Raj Ghat postponed

The Congress plan was to organise the protest led by onia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi at Raj Ghat from 2 pm to 8 pm on Sunday but as police denied permission, the party decided to postpone it to Monday. Photo/PTI

The Congress' plans to hold a protest led by Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act at Mahatma Gandhi's memorial Raj Ghat on Sunday hit a hurdle with the party claiming police denied permission citing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in the capital.

The Congress plan was to organise the protest at Raj Ghat from 2 pm to 8 pm on Sunday but as police denied permission, the party decided to postpone it to Monday.

Congress sources said the police cited the Prime Minister's rally in Ramlila Maidan, some 5 km away from Raj Ghat, as they would be over-stretched to provide security.

Modi will be addressing the rally organised by Delhi BJP to thank him for regularising unauthorised colonies in the capital at 11:30 am. The Prime Minister is expected to speak about CAA at the rally, his first in Delhi after nation-wide protests erupted on the CAA. 

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