Tight security, barricades in Delhi as Congress warms up for anti-inflation stir

Large gatherings are banned in Delhi and security has been tightened in the heart of the national capital as the Congress plans to take out big pan-India demonstration against inflation on Friday. The party is also planning to hold ‘Chalo Rashtrapati Bhawan’ march in the city.

The Delhi Police had not allowed holding of any dharnas. “Section 144 CrPC has been imposed in the entire area of New Delhi district except Jantar Mantar. Protest/ dharna/ gherao in the area of New Delhi district on August 5 cannot be permitted in view of security, law and order, traffic reasons,” a statement shared by ANI quoted police as saying.

Visuals showed huge police presence at the iconic Vijay Chowk. In its statement, the party said senior leaders said they would participate in “PM House gherao”.

A video showed some party members raising slogans on price hike of essentials.

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