New Delhi: Nearly 150 Youth Congress workers from various states were detained after they clashed with the police during a protest here over the alleged failure of the BJP-led NDA in meeting the poll promises in the first 100 days of the Narendra Modi government.
Police had to resort to a mild lathicharge after the protesters, who had gathered for the 'Jan Akrosh Rally' around 11 AM, tried to march towards Parliament by breaching police barricades on Sansad Marg.
The protesters were detained and taken to police station. They were later released, a police official said.
Youths from Haryana, Rajasthan, Punjab, Bihar, Delhi and others participated in the 'Jan Akrosh Rally', which was called by the Congress to expose the "failures" of BJP-led NDA government.
"Our protest is against the Modi government. BJP came to power by making false promises to the people of the country. We have not seen any good work in the first 100 days of the Modi government," Amit Malik, the state Youth Congress president, said.
Prominent Congess leaders such as Digvijay Singh, Sachin Pilot, Jitin Prasada and DPCC president Arvinder Singh Lovely too participated in the rally but they had left before the protest turned violent.
Later, several Youth Congress workers cleaned the premises where the demonstration took place.
"We on their own are cleaning protest venue because we want this place to be clean. During protest, workers had dumped water bottles on the roads following which we are cleaning this site," Malik said.