Techies shout 'Modi, Modi' at Rahul Gandhi's event, arrested
Bengaluru : A group of techies have been arrested by the police after they shouted pro- Narendra Modi slogans at an event of Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Bengaluru. In videos, policemen are seen chasing away protesters shouting "Modi, Modi" loudly outside the Manyata Tech Park, where Rahul Gandhi was delivering his address.
The protesters were also seen carrying placards with demands that Rahul Gandhi must leave the venue. The BJP alleged that several protesters - the party claimed they included techies -- were taken into custody. It also condemned the police action and alleged that Congress workers had attacked the protesters.
Democracy in Danger— BJP Karnataka (@BJP4Karnataka) March 18, 2019
Police arrests few techies for raising pro Modi slogans at Manyata tech park in Bengaluru.
This is the real face of democracy in a Cong JDS ruled state. It’s total dictatorship where freedom of choice & expression of citizens is suppressed. pic.twitter.com/5GoQJO2OqI
"Hugs for 'Tukde Tukde' gang and arrest of peaceful youth raising pro-Modi slogans? Where are the champions of 'Free Speech'? Yuvraj of Congress must know 'An era moves in the direction in which the youths move'. Stop intimidating youth of India, which has rejected your brand of politics," BJP president Amit Shah tweeted.
Another BJP leader CT Ravi alleged that Congress workers had "attacked techies who shouted Modi-Modi slogans".
However, the Bengaluru Police have denied any arrest.
"No one has been arrested, only people were dispersed without use of force," said senior police officer Seemanth Kumar Singh in tweets.
The officer said one section of the crowd was "too close to the SPG protectee (Rahul Gandhi)."