Rahul Gandhi’s 4th round of questions today; Congress to meet president

In connection with the National Herald case, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for the fourth time today.

Mr Gandhi was interrogated thrice last week and will be questioned again on Friday. He wrote to the central agency, asking that the hearing be postponed until Monday because he needed to be with his mother, Congress President Sonia Gandhi. She is in the hospital with Covid-related concerns.

The Congress had turned the first three rounds of Mr Gandhi’s interrogation into a show of strength, with party officials taking to the streets in the national capital and braving detentions.

The opposition has now decided to alter its protest tactics. Congress officials will now set up camp at Jantar Mantar, designated as a protest location in Delhi. Yesterday, the party organized a demonstration at Jantar Mantar against the central government’s new military recruiting system, Agnipath, which has caused nationwide protests.

According to sources, the party has determined that large-scale detentions prevent it from successfully registering the protest.

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“Thousands of Congress activists will continue peaceful rallies tomorrow throughout the nation against the anti-youth Agnipath project and the Modi government’s vendetta tactics against the party’s leader, Shri Rahul Gandhi, MP. In the evening, a Congress group will meet with Hon’ble Rashtrapati “Jairam Ramesh, a senior party leader and former Union minister, tweeted.

Congress leaders will present a memorandum to the President about the admission of police officers into the party headquarters during their meeting with him. Ajay Maken, the party’s head, informed the media that they would also demand that the Agnipath plan be scrapped.

Congress has accused police officers of misbehaving with party MPs during demonstrations. It has filed a case with the Delhi Police for breaking into the party’s Akbar Road headquarters and assaulting party staffers.

Mr Gandhi is being questioned concerning the Gandhi family’s ownership of Young Indian Private Limited (YIL) and its shareholding pattern in Associated Journals Limited (AJL), the company that publishes the National Herald.

Subramanian Swamy, a BJP politician, accused Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, and others of plotting to misappropriate money in a lawsuit filed in the Delhi High Court.