Hyderabad: Several Congress leaders and activists including RC Khuntia, General Secretary of the AICC for Telangana and Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka, Leader of the Opposition in the assembly were taken into preventive custody during a ‘Chalo Raj Bhavan’ rally here on Friday.
The Congress party had called for the ‘Chalo Raj Bhavan’ rally in view of the third anniversary of demonetization. With the call given by the high command, hundreds of Congress workers gathered at Gandhi Bhavan in Nampally to start off as a rally around 11 am.
Registering their protest against the union government’s decision of demonetization, they called it a disaster.
Anticipating the law and situation, the Hyderabad City Police had increased the security around Gandhi Bhavan. When they started off as a rally raising slogans against the government to give a representation to the governor, they were stopped by the police personnel.
As the protestors barged out of Gandhi Bhavan and tried to come on to the road, they were stopped and taken into preventive custody. Officials said the rally had no prior permission.