Around noon today, Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi reached the Enforcement Directorate (ED) office in Delhi. The ED has summoned her for questioning for an alleged money laundering case related to the National Herald newspaper. Speaking to the reporters after reaching the office, Sonia Gandhi spoke in Hindi and said that she was the daughter-in-law of the great Indira Gandhi and did not fear anything.
Congress workers held protests and claimed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government at the Centre had conspired against the Gandhis through these allegations. People took to the streets, holding banners and shouting slogans.
Some protestors also carried banners that had slogans against vendetta politics. The workers called for the end of vendetta politics in the country and said, “The BJP is trying everything in its power to silence every voice against its tyranny. But we’re the voice of the people, we cannot be cowed down by its vendetta.”
The ED on June 1 summoned Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi to question them regarding the National Herald newspaper money laundering case. Congress has said that the whole case is a conspiracy by the ruling party and that they will not back down and fight for what is right. According to sources, Sonia is likely to obey the summons and meet the probe agency on the mentioned date. However, Rahul is currently abroad and so the party might request an adjournment.
Both, Sonia and Rahul, requested a postponement from the regulator. Rahul Gandhi appeared before the ED in the week of June 13. Sonia had asked for a few weeks so as to fully recover from her lung illness and covid infection.