Congress leaders led by Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi who were marching to the Rashtrapati Bhavan were stopped by the police and only a very small delegation was allowed to enter the Presidential building to submit a memorandum to the President Ram Nath Kovind.
However, Priyanka Gandhi and several leaders of the Congress party have been taken into custody by the police. They were then sent away in a bus and are expected to be released shortly.
The Congress leaders in the memorandum are seeking the intervention of the President to rescind the farm laws that have led to hundreds and thousands of farmers agitating for the last one month and blocking all roads leading to Delhi.
Priyanka Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi have garnered two crore signatures in the appeal to the President. The memorandum is urging his intervention for repealing the three controversial laws.
“Any dissent against this government is classified as having elements of terror. We are undertaking this march to voice our support for the farmers,” Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said, sitting on the road.
“It is a sin to use the kind of names they used for farmers. If the government is calling them anti-nationals, then the government is a sinner,” she said.
Despite several rounds of discussion between the farmer leaders and the central government no resolution has been arrived at and the farmers are still sitting in dharna along the Delhi borders. They are braving the chilling December weather that Delhi, NCR experience during this time of the year.