Congress has summoned its MLAs from various states to the party headquarters in the capital to further its “Satyagraha” in protest over the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) investigation into Rahul Gandhi in a money laundering case connected to the National Herald newspaper and the Centre’s recently launched Agnipath recruiting programme.
These MLAs will participate in the satyagraha at the office on 24, Akbar Road in Delhi. On Monday, the Congress conducted a ‘Satyagraha’ at Jantar Mantar in the national capital to protest both of these concerns.
Mallikarjun Kharge, Salman Khurshid, K Suresh, V Narayanasamy, KC Venugopal, and other top Congress leaders attended the Satyagraha at Jantar Mantar.
As the protests continued, the Twitter handle of the Congress party on behalf of Rahul Gandhi wrote, “People who make false promises of providing employment to two crore youth every year, are forcing the youth of the country to walk on the ‘firepath’ of unemployment. The situation is deteriorating all around the country at this time, only and only the Prime Minister is responsible for it.”
On June 14, the Union Cabinet authorised Agnipath, a recruiting strategy for Indian youth to serve in the three Armed Forces services, and the young recruited under this scheme would be known as Agniveers.
As opposition to the scheme grew in some areas, rioters went on the rampage, torching trains, torching automobiles, and ruining both private and public property.
Meanwhile, Rahul Gandhi was questioned at ED headquarters for over 12 hours on Tuesday. The Congress leader was deposed before the ED investigators in the case for the first time on June 13.