New Delhi, Mar 28 : Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday expressed shock on the detention of economist Jean Dreze saying the BJP is against everyone who “works for poor and downtrodden”.
“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,” Mr Gandhi said in a Facebook post.
Mr Dreze -- who was part of the UPA's National Advisory Council -- was detained by the Jharkhand police on Thursday morning. He was detained for allegedly holding a public meeting on the Right to Food without permission from authorities. Dreze was detained along with two other men. All three were later released. (UNI)