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Congress leaders meet Prez Kovind over Agnipath, ‘mistreatment’ of MPs by cops


Congress leaders met President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Monday to raise mistreatment of parliamentarians by police while protesting against party leader Rahul Gandhi’s questioning by the Enforcement Directorate.

They also spoke to the President about the Centre’s newly unveiled Agnipath scheme for short-term recruitment into the defence forces that have sparked massive protests in several parts of the country.

Earlier in the day, Congress functionaries, who staged a ‘Satyagrah’ at the Jantar Mantar in the national capital over the issue, were seen marching towards Rashtrapati Bhawan from Vijay Chowk.

Several top leaders, including MPs Mallikarjun Kharge, KC Venugopal and Adhir Ranjan Chouwdhury, were seen taking part in the march. Among others who took part in the march were Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot, his Chhattisgarh counterpart Bhupesh Baghel and MPs P Chidambaram and Jairam Ramesh.

The leaders along with party MPs earlier took out a solidarity march from Parliament House to Vijay chowk, where they were stopped by the Delhi Police.



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