Hours after the Enforcement Directorate summoned interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi for questioning in the National Herald case on July 21, the Maharashtra unit of Congress accused the BJP -led Central government of continuing the politics of revenge against Opposition parties.
“The dictatorial government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is acting arbitrarily and misusing institutions like ED, Income Tax and CBI to silence the Opposition. Said state party President Nana Patole.
Reiterating that the party or its leaders would not “go crazy” with such tactics of retaliation, Patole said not a single rupee was mistaken and none of the company’s directors received any dividends or kickbacks, as the saying goes.
“All transactions are completely transparent. How can money-laundering take place if there is no transfer of movable or immovable property to no benefit to anyone,” Patole said.
The reopening of the National Herald case – which closed in 2015 – was just one strategy by the Modi government that unnecessarily and deliberately harassed the Gandhi family and party leaders, and the ED summons were in the same vein, he added.
Accusing the Center of trying to intimidate Congress and its leaders, the state party leader said “we are not afraid of these” measures, and the party will continue to raise public issues and continue to ask questions. in the Modi regime.
Patole recalled how the ED recently harassed Rahul Gandhi daily for 10 hours over five days “under the guise of interrogation”, and criticized the Center for using Central probe agencies such as its puppets.
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