Congress leaders meet Prez Kovind over Agnipath, ‘mistreatment’ of MPs by cops | Latest News India

Congress leaders met President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Monday and proposed that Congress beefing up MPs while protesting against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi being questioned by the Enforcement Directorate.

He spoke to the President about the Center’s newly unveiled Agnipath project for short-term recruitment to the Defense Forces, which has sparked massive protests in several parts of the country.

Congress MP Mallikarjun Kharge said that the President had informed the President that the fire project was not discussed with any committee or tabled in Parliament. We have said that this is a violation of our democratic rights. The president has been asked to take this into consideration, he said.

Senior leader P Chidambaram, in his second memo to Kovind, spoke of the police brutality of Congress leaders. “We have asked the President to investigate the matter and send the matter to the Parliamentary Privileges Committee,” Chidambaram told reporters. Years.

“We present our argument and allow the Delhi Police and MHA to present their argument. The committee shall decide whether there is a violation or not. Chidambaram said the president had promised to review it and bring it to the attention of the government.

Earlier, Congress activists were seen marching from Vijay Chowk to Rashtrapati Bhavan in Jantar Mantar in the national capital on two issues.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, his Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghle and several key leaders, including MPs Jairam Ramesh, Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary and KC Venugopal, were present.

Previously, leaders with party MPs held a united procession from Parliament House to Vijay Chowk, where they were intercepted by Delhi Police.

Meanwhile, Rahul Gandhi’s trial in the National Herald money laundering case is going on for the fourth day at ED’s headquarters in Delhi. He was interrogated by ED officials for three consecutive days last week, after which he sought a break from his mother Sonia Gandhi’s hospitalization.

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