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BJP in 'state of war' with everybody who works for poor: Rahul on Dreze detention

PTI
Published Mar 28, 2019, 9:10 pm IST
Updated Mar 28, 2019, 9:10 pm IST
Dreze is a specialist in Development Economics and had helped draft the food law.
Dreze and another person were Thursday taken into preventive custody for violating the model code of conduct by organising a meeting without permission in Jharkhand's Garhwa district, police said. (Image: File)
 Dreze and another person were Thursday taken into preventive custody for violating the model code of conduct by organising a meeting without permission in Jharkhand's Garhwa district, police said. (Image: File)

New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi Thursday expressed concern over noted economist Jean Dreze's detention in BJP-ruled Jharkhand, alleging the party was in a "state of war" with everybody who works for the poor and the downtrodden.

Dreze and another person were Thursday taken into preventive custody for violating the model code of conduct by organising a meeting without permission in Jharkhand's Garhwa district, police said. Dreze, who was a member of the National Advisory Council headed by Sonia Gandhi during the erstwhile UPA government, and Vivek Gupta, an activist, were eventually released. "I am extremely concerned about Mr. Dreze's detention.

 

The BJP is in a state of war with everybody who works for the poor & the downtrodden," Gandhi said in a Facebook post. Dreze is a specialist in Development Economics and had helped draft the food law.

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