Demonstration march led by opposition, with 30 MPs imprisoned and claims that "democracy is under jeopardy"
On Friday, almost 30 opposition lawmakers, including Congress members, were jailed as they staged a protest march from Parliament House, declaring that democracy is "under jeopardy" and calling for a JPC investigation into the Adani case.
According to the opposition, prominent politicians including K C Venugopal, Adhir Chowdhury, K Suresh, Manickam Tagore, Imran Pratapgarhi, and Mohammed Javed were held by the police at Vijay Chowk for disobeying prohibitory orders.
According to a top Delhi Police official, "about 30 MPs from opposition parties had to be held for violating Section 144 (prohibitory orders)." Those arrested, according to the Delhi Police, have been transported to a local police station.
Several leaders, including Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, had earlier spoken to the media at Vijay Chowk. They also brought up Rahul Gandhi's conviction in a criminal defamation case from 2019 by a Surat court and claimed that the government was targeting the opposition with cases to muzzle their voices.
Following a demonstration inside the Parliamentary complex, numerous opposition leaders from the CPI, CPI(M), Shiv Sena (Uddhav Thackeray), JD(U), and Aam Aadmi Party marched to Vijay Chowk while carrying signs that read "We demand JPC" and "Save LIC," as well as a large banner that read "Democracy in Danger."
"For months, we have been lobbying for JPC to look into the Adani situation. Despite their majority, the BJP is terrified because something doesn't seem right. We'll continue to battle together for it "said Kharge.
In addition, he criticized J P Nadda, the head of the BJP, for allegedly accusing Rahul Gandhi of comparing OBC people to robbers and accusing the BJP of engaging in "caste politics."
Sanjay Singh of the AAP said that Gandhi's conviction demonstrates the government's intention to eliminate the opposition by bringing legal charges against them.
According to a senior police official, security has been increased in the vicinity of Parliament House and Vijay Chowk to ensure that no untoward occurrence occurs.