Congress Rajya Sabha Chief Whip Jairam Ramesh on Sunday protested against Delhi Police in a unique way for arresting at least 25 people for pasting posters in the national capital criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Ramesh pasted posters asking Modi where has Covid-19 vaccines disappeared at his residence.
“Modiji jawab de, vaccine aapki tarah gayab kyon hei? (Answer Modiji. How has vaccine disappeared like you?)” read the poster pasted on the letter box of Ramesh’s residence in Lodhi Road in Delhi.
After reports of the arrests came, Ramesh had tweeted on Saturday that he would be putting up posters on his compound wall and dared the police to arrest him.
“Putting up critical posters against the PM is now a crime? Is India run by the Modi Penal Code now? Is the Delhi Police so jobless in the middle of a raging pandemic?? I am putting up posters on my compound wall tomorrow. Come get me. @DelhiPolice @AmitShah,” he had said.
Putting up critical posters against PM is now a crime? Is India run by the Modi Penal Code now? Is the Delhi Police so jobless in the middle of a raging pandemic??
— Jairam Ramesh (@Jairam_Ramesh) May 15, 2021
By Saturday, Delhi Police had arrested 25 people after registering as many as FIRs across the capital for pasting posters which read “Modiji humare bachon ki vaccine videsh kyu bhej diya? (Prime Minister, why did you send our children to foreign countries?).”
Incidents of surfacing of posters were reported from North-East Delhi, Outer Delhi, Central Delhi, Rohini, East Delhi, Dwarka, North Delhi and Shahdara districts.
Many of those arrested were daily wagers and trying to earn some money for their families.
Reports also suggested many of them had lost their jobs during the lockdown.