The Congress raised four questions for the central government on Tuesday, ahead of Rahul Gandhi’s second day of questioning by the Enforcement Directorate. Randeep Surjewala mentioned leaders from the BJP-ruled states of Assam and Karnataka, including Himanta Biswa Sarma and BS Yediyurappa, and claimed that no action was taken in ED cases filed against these leaders when they joined the BJP. Surjewala claimed that the central investigation agency has become the Modi government’s “election management department.”
The Congress spokesperson went on to ask four questions, including, “Why is the BJP only targeting Congress and Rahul Gandhi?” “Is it an attempt to silence the voice that raises questions for people?” “Has Rahul Gandhi become an impediment to the government’s ability to benefit capitalists?” “The BJP government is spending millions of rupees and employing 40-50 ministers to put pressure on Rahul Gandhi. Why?”
“Understand the chronology: in a panic, the Modi government has attacked a voice of integrity in the guise of the ED. This is a direct attack on the ED. This is an attack on the person who is raising people’s concerns.”
The Congress launched a nationwide “Satyagrah” protest on Monday, as dramatic scenes unfolded in the national capital, with Rahul Gandhi leading a march to the ED office, top party leaders detained for hours, and barricades erected in various parts of the city.
Security remains tight near the party headquarters for the second day.
The National Herald case involves allegations of misappropriation of funds in transactions involving Young India, which is supported by the Gandhis, and the Associated Journals Limited (AJL), which publishes the daily founded by former Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru.