Sonia, Rahul, Manmohan detained; released later

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New Delhi, May 6: Congress President Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi were detained here on Friday for a short while after they were stopped from marching to the Parliament.

Sonia and Rahul were detained along with other senior Congress leaders like Manmohan Singh, AK Anthony and Ghulam Nabi Azad. Police officials stopped the Congress leaders and detained them at the Parliament Street police station. Several party workers were seen climbing the barricades.

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Sonia, Rahul detained, releases later

However, they were released after a short while. Earlier in the day, Sonia Gandhi, addressing Congress party workers at Jantar Mantar, hit out at Modi government and said: "Do not try to frighten or defame us. Life has taught me to fight on."

"I want to say clearly that whatever effort you make to destroy democracy, we will not allow it to happen. We are used to waging struggle and we have faced many challenges in the past.


Congress is not new to struggle. We have shed blood for the cause of the nation. We are the people who have given blood and laid down our lives to protect the basic principles. We will not withdraw from it," she said.

The party had taken out a 'Loktantra Bachao March' (Save Democracy March) against the BJP government, starting from Jantar Mantar.

(with PTI inputs)

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