New Delhi: Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday linked Congress leaders’ protest in black clothes over the issues of price rise and unemployment to the party’s “appeasement” politics to convey its opposition to the Ram temple foundation laying by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on this day in 2020. Speaking to reporters, Shah said everybody saw protests from Congress leaders of late in regular clothes they wore but they especially chose black clothes for Friday agitation as Modi peacefully resolved an over 550-year dispute which was associated with the faith of crores of people.
The construction of the temple is now in full swing, he noted.
The Congress is conveying its opposition to the temple construction and the issues of ED action and price rise are only excuses, Shah claimed.
As Congress could not have openly expressed its opposition to the temple, it has tried to give a hidden message, he alleged.
Despite being in power for most of the time since independence, the Congress did nothing to resolve the dispute while Modi found a solution to it in a peaceful manner, the home minister said.
Wearing black clothes, Congress leaders hit the streets to protest against price rises and unemployment with a host of them, including Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, being detained by police for nearly six hours.
200 Congress leaders, including Rahul, and Priyanka Gandhi, detained
More than 200 Congress protesters, including 50 Members of Parliament, were detained by the Delhi police on Friday, PTI reported. Rahul Gandhi and Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury were among the detained Congress MPs. Several other top grand old party leaders including Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Shashi Tharoor were also detained by the Delhi police while marching to Rashtrapati Bhavan.