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Priyanka leads protest, detained

The Congress activists planned to march to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's residence.

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New Delhi: A protest was held by Congress leaders and workers at the party headquarters here on Friday led by General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra who was detained by the police.

Several Congress workers gathered at the party office in the morning and raised slogans against price rise, GST, and the government.

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Priyanka Gandhi along with party leader Harish Rawat and others marched out of the Congress office pushing a cart with gas cylinders — to signal people’s frustration over the rising cost of cooking gas.

The Congress activists planned to march to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s residence.

Congress members broke the first police barricade but were stopped by the security personnel. Priyanka Gandhi staged a sit-in protest outside the party office before she was detained.

Congress is holding nationwide protests against price rises and unemployment. A march was also held at the Parliament House where several leaders including Rahul Gandhi were detained.

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