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Congress takes out peace march against Delhi violence

Party leaders stopped by the police before they reach Gandhi Smriti

By PTI in New Delhi
  • Published 26.02.20, 5:28 PM
  • Updated 26.02.20, 5:28 PM
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Besides Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, other senior leaders who attended the march included Mukul Wasnik, K.C. Venugopal, P.L. Punia, Randeep Surjewala, Rajeev Gowda, Shaktisinh Gohil, Ajay Singh Lallu, Mani Shankar Aiyar, Sushmita Dev, Krishna Tirath and Subhash Chopra. Twitter/@INCIndia

Senior Congress leaders including general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday participated in a party peace march from the AICC headquarters in New Delhi against the violence in Delhi.

Besides Priyanka, other senior leaders who attended the march included Mukul Wasnik, K.C. Venugopal, P.L. Punia, Randeep Surjewala, Rajeev Gowda, Shaktisinh Gohil, Ajay Singh Lallu (UP Congress chief), Mani Shankar Aiyar, Sushmita Dev, Krishna Tirath and Subhash Chopra.

The march to the Gandhi Smriti on the Tees January Marg started from the party's main office on the 24, Akbar Road. However, the leaders were stopped by the police before they reached the Gandhi Smriti.

They sat on the barricaded road and sang Mahatma Gandhi's favourite 'Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram'.

The march has been taken out in view of the loss of lives in clashes in the national capital since Sunday.

Giving the message of unity, the Congress members held posters reading "Aaj hamara ek hi nara, Nahin bate samaj hamara (Today we have only one slogan, that our society does not get divided)".