The Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee demonstrated outside Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh’s headquarters at Jhandewalan here on Friday protesting against the remarks made by former RSS chief K. Sudershan against Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

The demonstrators, who were led by DPCC president J. P. Agarwal, also burnt an effigy of Mr. Sudershan.

The protesters assembled at Rani Jhansi Chowk and then marched towards the RSS headquarters. Holding aloft Congress flags and placards, the demonstrators raised slogans against Mr. Sudershan and demanded that the RSS be banned.

As the protesters tried to break the police cordons to reach the RSS headquarters, the police used water cannons to disperse them. Later a large number of protesters were also arrested.

Similar protests were also organised by the Delhi Congress at Ambedkar Nagar in South Delhi and Uttam Nagar Crossing in West Delhi. East Delhi MP Sandeep Dikshit, South Delhi MP Ramesh Kumar, a large number of MLAs and councillors, and DPCC office-bearers also participated in the demonstration at Jhandewalan.

Addressing the protesters here, Mr. Agarwal criticised the remarks made by Mr. Sudershan and demanded that the RSS rein in its leaders and check what they spoke. Else, he said, it would be difficult to control the agitated Congress workers. Mr. Agarwal said the Congress had been saying that the RSS is a communal organisation which believes in terrorism.

“The Congress does not approve of baseless allegations against its president Sonia Gandhi and if RSS repeats this, the Congress knows the method of taking up the issue on the streets,” he warned.


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