New Delhi: Congress leaders and workers staged protests once again on Wednesday as party leader Rahul Gandhi appeared before the ED for the third consecutive day.
On Wednesday, Rahul Gandhi did not come to the Congress office and reached the ED office directly unlike the last two days.
At the Congress office, the crowd was lesser than last two days as police allowed only a limited number of workers.
Exits were blocked from both sides in Akbar road where the Congress office is situated. Congress workers and leaders first staged a sit in protest inside the party office.
Soon, a group of women Congress members tried to march out of the party headquarters and were detained. Following the women party workers, members of NSUI also tried to stage a march and were stopped by force right outside the gate.
Some police personnel also entered the party’s office briefly as they were detaining the protesters, promoting several senior Congress leaders including Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel, Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Ajay Maken, KC Venugopal, Gaurav Gogoi and several others sitting at the gate and staging a sit in protest.
Several Congress leaders were detained on Monday and Tuesday as they staged protests and tried to march to ED office where Rahul Gandhi is being questioned.
On Tuesday, the former Congress President was questioned almost till midnight.
Later in the night, Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi went to meet their mother and Congress President Sonia Gandhi who is in Ganga Ram hospital due to Covid related issues. The Congress President continues to be under observation.