Will continue selling pakodas in protest, says detained Mumbai Congress President Sanjay Nirupam
Mumbai Congress President Sanjay Nirupam and several other Congress workers who were on their way to Mantralaya for 'sell pakopda agitation' were detained by Mumbai Police.
Mumbai Congress President Sanjay Nirupam detained by police at Girgaum Chowpatty. He was heading towards the state secretariat for taking part in 'Pakoda protest'.ANI (@ANI) February 8, 2018
Nirupam was going to lead a protest where Congress workers were going to sell pakodas to protest against the PM's statement where he said that people earning Rs 200 a day by selling pakodas can be considered as employed.
The agitators were let off after some time.
Huge drama ensued at Girgaum Chowpatty where Mumbai Police stopped the protestors along with Nirupam.
Agitated at being stopped, Nirupam had a heated altercation with the police. The angry Congress leader refused to come out of his car and insisted that his car along with him should be towed.
"This is an emergency like situation. Police force is being used to stop democratic protests," Nirupam added.
"The government will have to pay the price for this. On one hand they are making fun of the unemployed youth and on the other they are using unconstitutional means to stop us from protesting. This angered youth will rise against the government soon. Our agitation will continue till they retract their statement," Nirupam said.
Congress workers donning convocation gowns, holding graduation degrees in their hands, took it to street at the Girgaum Chowpatty itself (where they were stopped) and started selling pakodas. The cops immediately took them in custody.
Nirupam has announced that the pakoda agitation will be continued and soon Congress party workers would be selling pakodas outside BJP offices in Mumbai.