Manmohan, Sonia, Rahul briefly detained during protest
Members of the Congress party, including Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, party President Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, were briefly detained at a police station in Delhi today for defying orders as they tried to march towards Parliament.
As a way of courting arrest, the Congress bosses forced their way past barricades after holding a rally against the government, reports NDTV.
After a quick stop at the police station, they were allowed to drive to parliament.
The party had taken out a 'Loktantra Bachao March' (Save Democracy March) against the BJP government, starting from Jantar Mantar.
Before the march, the party leaders collectively slammed the Narendra Modi government, asking them where their promised 'Achhe Din' (good days) was and accusing them of "attacking democracy."
Sonia alleged that the Congress-led governments in Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh were dislodged by the Modi regime with use of money power:
She asked Congress workers to "unmask" the Modi government in a democratic way and said they would not buckle under any form of injustice.
"We will take detractors head on. Life has taught me to struggle, we have faced a lot of challenges. They don't know what we are made of," she said.