Congress leaders protest in Parliament complex

Opposition leaders including Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi stage a protest against CAAand NRC in front of Mahatma Gandhi statue ahead of the Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi. Photo: PTI

Top Congress leaders led by Sonia Gandhi on Friday (January 31) staged a protest near Mahatma Gandhi’s statue in Parliament complex to save the Constitution and express solidarity with those protesting against the Citizenship Act, NRC and NPR.

The Congress MPs in both Houses also attended the joint sitting of Parliament in Central Hall wearing black bands on their arms during the President’s address.

The MPs wearing the bands were sitting together in one block after giving up their designated seats. The bands were worn as a mark of protest against the alleged attack on the Constitution of India by the passage of the amended citizenship act by the Modi government.

Sonia Gandhi was accompanied by party leader Rahul Gandhi, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, senior leaders Motilal Vohra, Ahmed Patel, Adhir Ranjan Choudhury, AK Antony and all party MPs from Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha. They held placards on Save the Constitution and raised anti-government slogans.