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Congress to protest against Agnipath, central govt’s ‘Vendetta Politics’ as Rahul gets ED summon

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been summoned to appear before the Enforcement Directorate for the fourth round of questioning on Monday in money laundering case linked to the National Herald case. Congress will hold a countrywide protest against the central government’s “vendetta politics”.

Rahul was questioned by the ED from June 13 to 15, despite fierce opposition from party officials and workers.

Notably, the ED had invited Gandhi to appear again on Friday (June 17), but he requested that he be excused from attending tomorrow and that a fresh date be set for Monday (June 20).

Later, on Monday, the ED summoned Rahul Gandhi to join the inquiry, granted his plea to the agency to consider postponing his interrogation from June 17 to June 20, citing the health of his mother, party interim president Sonia Gandhi.

Regarding his questioning by ED on Monday, as per official sources, the Congress leader, a Z+ category protectee of the Central Reserve Police Force after the Union government withdrew the Gandhi family’s Special Protection Group cover in 2019, was confronted with several documents collated by the ED as evidence recovered so far in the case to get his version.

Congress workers will also hold “peaceful” protests across the country on Monday against the “anti-youth” Agnipath scheme.

“Tomorrow lakhs of Congress workers across the country will continue peaceful protests against the anti-youth Agnipath scheme and against Modi government’s vendetta politics targeting its MP Rahul Gandhi. A Congress delegation will also meet Rashtrapati in the evening,” Congress General Secretary in-charge Communications Jairam Ramesh announced via Twitter on Sunday.

A team of Congress leaders is also expected to see President Ram Nath Kovind today and deliver a memorandum on the alleged misbehaviour with party MPs during rallies over Rahul Gandhi’s ED grilling.

Congress held a ‘satyagraha’ on Sunday at Jantar Mantar in solidaruty with the youth protesting against Central Government’s Agnipath Recruitment Scheme.

After the announcement of the scheme on June 14, protests broke out in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Haryana, Telangana, Odisha, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Jharkhand and Bihar where protestors went out setting trains on fire and damaging public and private properties.

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