BJP referred to Congress’s protests before questioning Sonia Gandhi by the Enforcement Directorate as an obstinate demand for protecting the Gandhi family. BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad termed their revolt in front of the ED office ‘Dura-Graha.’
He mentioned that the ED charged the leaders in the Congress, including Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi, with stealing assets from the National Herald publishers, Associate Journal Ltd. According to him, every court, including the Supreme Court, has rejected their request to quell the FIR. He alleged that INC has become a pocket family organisation and the mother-son duo are out on bail, Ravi Shankar Prasad told the reporters.
He claimed that Gandhi floated Young Indian to seize the assets of the National Herald, in which Sonia Gandhi and her son own 76% shares. The investigation has been labelled the BJP’s political feud by the opposition Congress.
Prasad said, “This is not Satyagraha. It is Dura-Graha against the country, its laws, and agencies. It is Dura-Graha for protecting a family which amassed the party’s assets worth thousand of crores.” Further, the former law minister claimed that even though Rahul Gandhi charged the BJP with abusing institutions, he refused to respond to inquiries from investigation teams.
Ravi Shankar Prasad accused the Congress of harassing Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in Gujarat 2002 riots. He also applauded Modi for appearing before the ED for the sake of the probe. He said that BJP did not carry out any protest because they knew that PM Modi was clean.”
“The BJP respects institutions but look at the Congress. Its chief ministers and MPs, who are not attending Parliament, are sitting in Delhi. They are trying to demoralise the ED,” he said.