Congress Satyagrah On Day Of Rahul Gandhi’s Questioning

| Updated: 09 June, 2022 9:35 pm IST
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to appear before ED on June 13

NEW DELHI: The Congress MPs and CWC members will hold a march from the party headquarters to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) office when former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi will appear for questioning in connection with the National Herald money laundering case on June 13. The party will also hold Satyagrah at the ED offices in all states.

After the meeting of the party leaders virtually, which was chaired by Congress general secretary (Organisations) KC Venugopal the party leaders decided to hold a march from the party headquarters in Delhi to the ED headquarters.

In a tweet, Congress Lok Sabha MP Manickam Tagore said, “I will join and march towards ED office in Delhi. No FIR. Bogus case to malign a honest leader. 9 am 13th June. Join in Delhi or Join congress satyagrah in front of ED office in your state.”

Earlier, Congress has asked all the party MPs to be present in Delhi on June 13, when Rahul Gandhi will go to appear before the ED in connection with the money laundering probe.

Rahul Gandhi was asked to appear before the ED on June 2, but he asked the financial probe agency to change the dates as he was abroad.

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The ED has also summoned Congress chief Sonia Gandhi to appear before it on June 8. But she could not join the probe as she was yet to test negative for the COVID.

The ED once again registered a fresh case about nine months ago after a trial court in Delhi took cognisance of an Income Tax Department probe carried out on the basis of a private criminal complaint filed by former BJP MP Subramanian Swamy, in 2013.

Swamy claimed that YIL “took over” the assets of the defunct print media outlet in a “malicious” manner to gain profit and assets worth over Rs 2,000 crore.

The BJP leader also alleged that YIL had paid Rs 50 lakh to obtain the rights to recover Rs 90.25 crore which AJL owed the Congress party.

The amount was given as a loan to start the newspaper. He also alleged that the loan given to AJL was “illegal”, as it had been taken from party funds.

In 2014, the ED initiated a probe to see if there was any money laundering in the case.

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