- Sonia Gandhi appeared before ED
- “There is a conspiracy to eliminate the opposition from the country”
- Congress demonstrated over ED’s questioning
Sonia Gandhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi was summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for questioning in a money laundering case. Angered by this, Youth Congress workers set a car on fire in Nagpur city on Tuesday. At the same time, on the same issue, Congress leaders and workers staged a sit-in in the name of Satyagraha at the city’s Constitution Chowk.
Slogans at GPO Chowk
Youth Congress workers, headed by Maharashtra Youth Congress President Kunal Raut, raised slogans against the central government and set a car on fire at GPO Chowk on Tuesday. Significantly, Sonia Gandhi appeared before the ED on Tuesday for the second round of questioning. He is being questioned in connection with an alleged money laundering case involving the National Herald newspaper. Youth Congress national secretary Ajit Singh said, “This protest is not only against the summons sent by the ED to Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, but it is against the central government, which is sending a message that whoever criticizes him or her. Will speak against, he will have to face similar action.” The Center is constantly trying to suppress the opposition.
Former Union Minister’s statement
According to the party, the police have detained activists and leaders from the protest site. To express solidarity with Sonia Gandhi, senior Congress leaders and workers staged a sit-in protest at Constitution Chowk wearing black bands. Senior Congress leader and former Union minister Vilas Muttemwar said, “ED is doing wrong and undemocratic work. It is a conspiracy to eliminate opposition from the country by using investigative agencies.” Congress’ Nagpur unit president Vikas Thackeray and the party’s Maharashtra unit’s social media department head Vishal Muttemwar said the way the government was trying to eliminate the opposition, such an effort was never made before.
second round of inquiry
ED today interrogated Sonia Gandhi for the second round. Sonia Gandhi has been questioned in the National Herald’s money laundering case. ED sources say Sonia Gandhi has got lunch break. At 3.30 he has been called again. Meanwhile, several senior party leaders and MPs led by former Congress President Rahul Gandhi demonstrated against the ED’s interrogation of Sonia Gandhi, after which the police took her into custody.
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