New Delhi: Congress on Saturday announced a gherao of Parliament on May 6 to highlight issues like Uttarakhand, drought and the campaign of 'deceit and deliberate lies' against opposition, amid escalating confrontation with the government.
Party chief Sonia Gandhi, vice president Rahul Gandhi and several other party workers would march from Jantar Mantar early morning on next Friday to gherao Parliament.
Last year, the Congress had organised a rally at Ram Lila grounds on April 19 to protest the controversial land acquisition bill which it had dubbed as “anti-farmer and pro-corporate”.
Before that Sonia Gandhi had led a march of opposition leaders to Rashtrapati Bhawan on the issue.
The announcement was made by party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala, who said the gherao would be the culmination of a “save democracy” march.
"Congress party with Smt Sonia Gandhi & Rahul Gandhi will march from Jantar Mantar to the Parliament on 6th May," RS Surjewala tweeted.
"This "Prajatantra Bachao March" is in protest of Modi Govt failing to do anything about the issues of concern in the nation," his another tweet read.
Sonia Gandhi, who took over as Congress party chief in March 1998, had that year led a march of party workers in Delhi on the issue of price rise. That time the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government was at the helm.
(With PTI inputs)