Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury criticizes BJP after ED questions Sonia

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, a Congress politician, criticized the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), alleging that it seeks to harm the reputation of the “Gandhi family” and the “Congress party.”

This comes after Sonia Gandhi, the interim leader of the Congress, was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate about the National Herald issue on Thursday.

According to the Congress politician, the protest is against the interrogation itself, not Sonia Gandhi being questioned by the ED. In remarks to ANI, Chowdhury stated: “Although we don’t object to Sonia Gandhi being asked, we object to the motives behind the questioning.

The BJP is inventing these plots because they want to damage the reputation of the Congress party and the Gandhi family. The BJP is aware that Congress is an ideological party.

Furthermore, the BJP disapproves of the Congress’s worldview, which drives their campaign slogan, “Congress-free India,” “added he.

Will anybody trust the Congress leader when he claims his party has been in power for 54 years and then pulls a scam?

“For 54 years, Congress was in charge. Will anybody in India think that the party that ruled the country for 54 years would conduct a 90 crore fraud, much alone with individuals like Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi? Their relatives gave their life, “He queried?

“On the same day that the BJP is proud of a tribal woman being India’s President, they meted out injustice to a woman, who sacrificed PM office, in the name of questioning,” he said.

Following the leaders’ protests in the capital over the ED summons to the Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, Delhi Police said it had arrested 349 Congress officials, including 56 MPs.

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Around 11 am, several AICC employees began assembling for the protest at numerous sites, including RML Hospital, Akbar Road, Maulana Azad Road, Man Singh Road, and Tolstoy Marg.

The protesters were given the correct information on the prohibitory order in place in the area and asked to disperse. Police demands were ignored by the demonstrators, who persisted in their illegal gathering.

They were thus stopped and imprisoned for disobeying legal instructions. Among those held were senior Congress figures P Chidambaram, Ajay Maken, Manickam Tagore, KC Venugopal, Adhir Ranjan Chaudhry, Shashi Tharoor, Sachin Pilot, Harish Rawat, Ashok Gehlot, and K Suresh.

Following the rally, Congress workers in Nagpur were also arrested.

In Bengaluru, the Congress protest descended into violence when a vehicle was reportedly set on fire in front of the ED office by members of the Youth Congress.

At New Delhi’s Shivaji Bridge train station, Congress members also halted a train and blocked railroad tracks.

To disperse Congress members and leaders who were protesting the questioning, Chandigarh Police also deployed water cannons.

Party leader Jairam Ramesh said that in the act of mass solidarity with Sonia Gandhi, party MPs and CWC Members had threatened mass arrest outside the party’s headquarters.

Congressmen said the administration had abused its investigative powers to smear political rivals.