Sonia Gandhi too dragged in, sees protest in Delhi

Sonia Gandhi
New Delhi, Aug 26: A huge crowd led by for Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal marched towards 7RCR and 10 Janapath in New Delhi to gherao the residences of prime minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

Mrs Gandhi, who earlier was spared by the protesters, experienced a massive protest outside her residence on Sunday, Aug 26. The protest, which has been termed as "kranti" (revolution), started over the coal scam in which the ex-chequers are believed to have seen a loss of Rs 1.86 lakh crore.

Kejriwal along with many other supporters of India Against Corruption (IAC) was detained on Sunday morning but later they were released as police did not want to confront with the protesters.

Earlier on Saturday police denied permission to Kejriwal to hold protest outside the PM and BJP president Nitin Gadkari's residence. However, without paying any heed to the police command and instructions, Kejriwal and his team began their protest for the second time around 12 pm on Sunday.

The protesters ransacked the barricades in Jantar Mantar. The former Team Anna member claimed that coal mines were allotted to companies that made underwear, gutka and cassettes. Two more crucial former Team Anna members - Shanti Bhushan and Prashant Bhushan were also expected to join Kejriwal in his protest against Manmohan Singh and other political leaders.

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