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BJP leaders detained for protesting against Rahul Gandhi over Rafale deal

The protesters had assembled at the Vigyan Bhawan and raised slogans against the Congress and its president

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Manoj Tewari, BJP

Leaders and workers of the BJP's Delhi unit, along with its president Manoj Tiwari, were detained near the Wednesday for protesting against Rahul Gandhi, who they said was spreading "lies" on the

The protesters had assembled at the Vigyan Bhawan and raised slogans against the Congress and its president, who has been instrumental in mounting a scathing attack on the Modi government over an alleged "scam" in the deal for the French fighter jets.

"We are here to expose the lies of Congress and its president who is spreading lies on the on a regular basis," Tiwari said at the protest.

The protesters then tried to move closer to the at Akbar Road but were stopped at a police barricade. They were later detained and taken to the

The district presidents of the had on Tuesday submitted a memorandum, addressed to the President of India, to respective district magistrates in the city.

"Even after the dismissal of petitions challenging the by the Supreme Court, Congress president continues his propaganda, not only insulting the prime minister but also demoralising the defence forces of the country," the chief said.

Notwithstanding the Supreme Court's verdict on the deal, Congress president had on Friday maintained that there was massive corruption in the contract.

First Published: Wed, December 19 2018. 13:45 IST
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