The Indian National Congress (INC) party today started their protest march outside Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) offices across India demanding the reinstatement of Alok Verma, director of the country’s premier investigative agency.
The NDA government’s move to send Verma on an indefinite leave has been termed by the party as a disgraceful attempt to prevent an investigation into the alleged Rafale scam.
Congress is also demanding an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allegedly destroying the image of the CBI.
In Delhi, Congress leaders Ambika Soni, Anand Sharma, Selja Kumari, former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat among others took part in the protest which is being led by party president Rahul Gandhi.
The Congress leaders along with their party workers are marching from Dayal Singh College on Lodhi Road to the CBI headquarters at JLN Marg in Delhi.
In Bengaluru, Congress workers wearing masks of PM Modi hit the streets and raised slogan against the Central Government.
In Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) chief Raj Babbar led a protest against the Centre.
Similarly in Bihar, the Congress workers took to streets expressing their outrage over the decision to send Verma on leave.
In Assam, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) President Ripun Bora led a protest dharna outside the CBI office in Guwahati, with a number of other prominent party leaders joining the protest.
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