ED quizzes Sonia Gandhi: Delhi Police detain protesting Congress MPs
27 July, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava
Several Congress members and supporters were arrested by Delhi Police on Wednesday as they demonstrated against Enforcement Directorate's questioning of Sonia Gandhi.
Several Congress members and supporters were arrested by Delhi Police on Wednesday as they demonstrated against Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) questioning of Sonia Gandhi.
Mallikarjun Kharge, leader of the opposition in Rajya Sabha was held today along with Congressmen Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Gaurav Gogoi, KC Venugopal, Jairam Ramesh, Shakti Singh Goyal, Ranjeet Ranjan, and Manickam Tagore.
They were driven in a bus to Kingsway Camp police station. A protest march from Vijay Chowk to the President’s House was led by Congress MPs.
Manish Tewari, an imprisoned Congress member, stated that they wanted to increase the voice of common people in Parliament.
“In Parliament, we seek to strengthen the voice of the average citizen. The police halted us as we were making our way toward Rashtrapati Bhavan. We’ve been held captive,” stated Tewari.
Deepender Hooda, a Congressman, said, “In Parliament, MPs who bring up significant problems are suspended. Our members are arrested and escorted to the police lines during protests. Why is a new Parliament being built here if MPs belong at police lines?”
For the third round of interrogation over a money laundering case connected to the National Herald newspaper, Sonia Gandhi, the interim head of the Congress, appeared before the ED office in the capital.
Her daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was with her.
Sonia Gandhi was questioned by ED for more than six hours on Tuesday, second day of her appearance.
According to officials, she was asked to respond to over 30 questions about her connections to the National Herald newspaper and Young Indian Pvt Ltd, the under investigation firm.