STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Congress Holds Stir, Slams BJP for 'Politics of Vendetta'

The agitation was led by former chief minister and Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) President Ashok Chavan.

Published: 19th December 2015 04:57 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th December 2015 04:57 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

MUMBAI: Accusing the Narendra Modi government of pursuing "vendetta politics", Congress workers today held a demonstration here even as party chief Sonia Gandhi and her deputy Rahul appeared in a Delhi court in the National Herald case and secured bail.

The agitation was led by former chief minister and Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) President Ashok Chavan.

Over 1,000 party workers and leaders gathered at Kherwadi Junction in suburban Bandra and shouted slogans against the BJP for resorting to what they charged was the "politics of vendetta" against Sonia and Rahul in the National Herald case, in which both are facing criminal charges.

Senior leader Narayan Rane, former MP Priya Dutt, Mumbai Congress President Sanjay Nirupam and ex-state minister Mohammed Arif Naseem Khan were prominent among those who participated in the demonstration that held up traffic for a while on the busy Western Express Highway.

Addressing party workers, Chavan and Nirupam vowed to continue their fight against BJP's "vendetta politics".

Chavan and Nirupam, along with over 100 leaders and office-bearers of MPCC, were taken to Kherwadi Police Station and then let off, Mumbai Congress Vice-President Zakir Ahmed, meanwhile, told reporters.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp