On Tuesday, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot denounced the Enforcement Directorate’s interrogation of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in the National Herald case, which lasted till midnight.
“The law applies to everyone, but interrogating someone till midnight is unethical. What kind of crime or money laundering has occurred? They do not query where there is trillion-dollar take, “The Chief Minister of Rajasthan informed reporters.
Mr. Gehlot slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying, “I’d want to inform Prime Minister Modi that God has blessed you with the opportunity to lead the nation. Do not allow CBI, Income Tax, or the ED to abuse the nation’s citizens in this manner, or the country will not spare you.”
His comments came after the Directorate of Enforcement (ED) questioned Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on the National Herald issue.
He also requested that the Prime Minister address other difficulties facing the nation.
“Everyone is plundering, whether the BJP or the RSS and no one is paying attention. The Prime Minister should speak out against inflation, unemployment, tensions, and violence, “He said.
After ten hours of interrogation in the National Herald case, Rahul Gandhi left the Enforcement Directorate headquarters in Delhi and was ordered to return on Tuesday.
Earlier Monday, Congress leader Harish Rawat forayed into the fray over Rahul Gandhi’s Directorate of Enforcement (ED) summons, saying that the party will battle tomorrow.
“This war will continue tomorrow as well. The Congress party’s fight would continue until they (the central government) attempt to silence Rahul Gandhi and our party, “Rawat said reporters.
Shaktisinh Gohil, a Congress MP, also said that the party has been battling for truth.
“Rahul Gandhi has the support of the whole nation. We are in a battle for the truth. We’ll sit down and talk with our party’s leader before deciding what actions to take next, “Mr. Gohil said.
On Monday, many prominent party officials, including Adhir Ranjan Chaudhry, Shakti Sinh Gohil, Anil Chaudhry, Randeep Singh Surjewala, and a few MPs and volunteers, were held at several police stations around Delhi.
Over the summons of Rahul Gandhi, Congress officials and workers protested with banners at the AICC headquarters in New Delhi.
Several politicians participated in the party’s Satyagraha march, including Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.
Baghel, speaking to the press, remarked, “The governing BJP’s tyranny is seen across the nation. Workers for the Congress were being held as they attempted to reach the party’s headquarters. To squash democracy, the whole area has been sealed off, and police have been stationed all around. The opposing party has the democratic right to protest.”
The Chief Minister described the ED move against Rahul Gandhi as “malicious,” claiming that the Centre is using its agencies to “silence the voice of opposition.”
The 51-year-old politician was accompanied by a large group of party leaders, including Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, who entered the headquarters of the federal probe agency in central Delhi around 11 a.m. after starting from the Congress office on Akbar Road.
An Assistant Director level officer—the case’s investigative officer—is questioning him, overseen by a Deputy Director and a Joint Director.
Another officer is reportedly transcribing Rahul Gandhi’s testimony, which is recorded under Section 50 of the Money Laundering Prevention Act.