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Congress protests fare hike at minister’s Delhi house

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New Delhi, July 8:

Congress supporters staged a protest outside Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda’s residence here Tuesday against the railway fare hike.

The supporters, including women, gathered outside Gowda’s residence on Tughlaq Road in New Delhi around 3 p.m. and staged the protest.

The protestors stopped Gowda’s vehicle outside his house.

Congress leader Mukesh Sharma removed the minister’s name plate and stamped on it.

Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president Arvinder Singh Lovely, who was with the protestors, said the protest should be peaceful.

“We have deployed adequate police force, including women constables, outside the residence of the railway minister. The area has been cordoned off. We are trying to stop the protestors from turning violent,” said a police official.

(IANS)