Congress supporters led by state president Rajesh Thakur on Monday staged protests and burn an effigy of Union home minister Amit Shah over Delhi police questioning Rahul Gandhi on Sunday.
The protests were held at the party headquarters in 24 districts.
The Congress MP was quizzed over his revelation that during the Bharat Jodo Yatra, he had met women who claimed to be victims of sexual exploitation and domestic violence.
“The protests were held at all the district headquarters in order to let the masses know about the tactics adopted by the Central government to intimidate Congress leaders. Through the protests we wanted the people to know that when a national leader has already sought time to reply to their (Delhi police) notice a few days ago, what was the urgency for them to again reach the door of the same leader on Sunday,” said Thakur.
State Congress spokesperson Rajiv Ranjan said that peaceful protests were held at the district headquarters.
“It was a peaceful protest and we did not indulge in blocking roads or causing discomfort to people and students during the examination time. The timing was kept between 1pm and 5pm and each of the district units was free to pick their spot and time for the protest. We have got information from all districts that the protests were held peacefully with burning of an effigy of Union home minister Shah at all locations to protest against the Delhi police,” said Ranjan.
Delhi police, who reports to the Union home ministry, had given a notice to Rahul on March 16 seeking details about women who had complained about domestic violence, molestation, and harassment during the Yatra.