Union Minister Anurag Thakur slams Congress CMs for defending Sonia Gandhi
27 July, 2022 | Pragati Singh
In response to the Congress’s claim that the Enforcement Directorate had harassed the party’s president Sonia Gandhi, Union Minister Anurag Thakur criticised the Chief Ministers of the ...
In response to the Congress’s claim that the Enforcement Directorate had harassed the party’s president Sonia Gandhi, Union Minister Anurag Thakur criticised the Chief Ministers of the Congress for protesting in the capital while neglecting the problems in their respective States.
“Chori bhi aur seenajori bhi, ye Congress se sikha jaye, bhrashtachar bhi aur bawal bhi,” said Thakur. The Union Minister further said, “If they haven’t done any corruption, then why fear? Chief Ministers of Congress have no work in their states. Incidents of rape, and murder are being reported from Congress-ruled states, but their CMs are camping in Delhi instead of maintaining law and order in their respective states.”
He went on to say that this obviously demonstrates the Congress’s worry that they are protesting in order to conceal the truth perpetrated by the family and the party from the public and to put pressure on the investigation authorities.
“But nothing is going to happen, you should trust the agencies. Probe agencies have earlier also questioned leaders of other parties but this kind of ruckus never happened before. So is the Gandhi family above the law of the country, this question is being asked again and again,” he added.
Earlier in the day, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said that the investigation agency is harassing the party in order to demoralise its employees.
“The ED is harassing the Congress party. It is repeatedly threatening and trying to defame Congress. Our Congress President has not been doing well. And yet, she is being summoned again and again. It is an attempt to demoralise our workers. But we are not afraid of ED threats, we are not afraid of repeated calls,” said Kharge.
Meanwhile, Congress workers are protesting at the headquarters of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) in Delhi against the ED’s interrogation of the party’s interim president, Sonia Gandhi.
The Delhi Police deployed a large number of security officers, and buses were stationed right outside the AICC office’s entrance to transport imprisoned demonstrators.
She left the agency’s central Delhi office just before 7 p.m. on Tuesday after recording her testimony.