Protesting Cong workers pour grief, trash BJP outside 10 Janpath
New Delhi, Mar 23 (UNI) In a reminder of May 2004 when Congress president Sonia Gandhi refused to stake claim of the nation's primiership, a sea of humanity descended on 10, Janpath this evening soon after the news of UPA chairperson resigning from her Lok Sabha seat spread like wildfire.
Hoardes of Congress workers carrying Congress flags and placards of 'Sonia Gandhi Zindabad' shouted slogans outside her official residence shocked over the episode and cursing the BJP at the same time.
Even as 'Sonia Gandhi Istifa Wapas Lo' and 'BJP Murdabad' rented the air, scores of Congress workers indulged in chest-beating while others burnt effigies and banners of the BJP, which had made Ms Gandhi's resignation the pivot of its agitation in Parliament.
Also, like last time Sonia Gandhi's resignation led to a stream of politicians pouring in at the exalted portals of 10, Janpath with prominent among them being Ram Vilas Paswan, Motilal Vora, R K Dhawan and Jagdish Tytler to persuade her to 'reconsider' her resignation from the Lok Sabha and the National Advisory Council.
Although all indications point to the Congress president sticking to her decision, Congress workers were in no mood to relent.
Preparing themselves for a long haul, workers lined up on both sides of the road near her residence, resolved to stick around untill Ms Gandhi relented.
Infact as time passed by the crowd outside 10 Janpath swelled with Congress workers from all parts of the city converging to make the Congress president see how much her decision had impacted the 'common man'.
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