The Congress will put up a huge show of strength on Monday, June 13, when Rahul Gandhi appears before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for questioning in connection with a money laundering case linked to “National Herald” newspaper.
Congress leader Manickam Tagore said that party workers will hold demonstrations at around 25 offices of the Enforcement Directorate across the country, to protest the alleged misuse of the central investigative agencies by the Central government.
Senior leaders will march with Mr Gandhi to the office of the probe agency in the national capital tomorrow, added the leader. Party president, Sonia Gandhi, who has also been summoned for questioning, will appear before the Enforcement Directorate on June 23. Mr Tagore accused the government of hatching a conspiracy to implicate Congress President Sonia Gandhi and her son and party leader Rahul Gandhi in a ‘fake’ case.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah are using ED and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to silence the voice of Opposition,” the Congress leader said, adding that BJP’s “vendetta politics” is ruining the democratic fiber of the country. “Leaders of Opposition parties across the country are being raided and action is being taken against them. Congress will protest against this dictatorial attitude of the BJP,” Mr Tagore said.