The Congress will hold a nationwide ‘satyagraha’ on October 5 to protest the high-handedness shown by Yogi Adityanath government I Uttar Pradesh towards top Congress leaders Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi.
The Gandhi scions were hackled by police on when they were proceeding on Thursday to Hathras to meet the family of the gang-rape and murder victim.
General secretary, Organisation, K.C. Venugopal, in a circular to all state and district units, asked them to protest against the UP government, and all senior leaders of a particular district including MP, MLAs and ex-public representatives have been asked to lead the satyagraha.
The party has asked the leaders at the state and district level to outline the programme and send it to the Congress headquarters at the earliest.
Uttar Pradesh Police personnel pushed former Congress President Rahul Gandhi to the ground near the Yamuna Expressway and detained him along with his sister and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi, as they were walking towards Hathras to meet the affected family after their vehicles were stopped.
However, they were soon released and sent back to Delhi by the state police.