The Congress will maintain a peaceable protest on Monday in opposition to the Agnipath scheme and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) summoning of its former chief Rahul Gandhi. Lakhs of social gathering staff are anticipated to affix the protest.
A delegation of Congress leaders may also meet President Ram Nath Kovind to carry to his discover the alleged manhandling and harassment of social gathering MPs by the Delhi Police throughout their stir in opposition to ED questioning Rahul Gandhi within the Nationwide Herald cash laundering case.
The ED had allowed Rahul Gandhi’s request to defer his questioning within the case owing to Sonia Gandhi’s hospitalisation. The interim Congress chief has been hospitalised because of Covid problems.
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Taking to Twitter, social gathering common secretary Jairam Ramesh mentioned, “Tomorrow lakhs of Congress staff throughout the nation will proceed peaceable protests in opposition to the anti-youth Agnipath scheme and in opposition to Modi authorities’s vendetta politics focusing on its MP Rahul Gandhi.”
Tomorrow lakhs of Congress staff throughout the nation will proceed peaceable protests in opposition to the anti-youth Agnipath scheme & in opposition to Modi Govt’s vendetta politics focusing on its chief Shri Rahul Gandhi, MP. A Congress delegation may also meet Honble Rashtrapati within the night.
— Jairam Ramesh (@Jairam_Ramesh) June 19, 2022
Senior Congress leaders, together with Chief of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, social gathering’s chief in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, former finance minister P Chidambaram, MP KC Venugopal, are set to fulfill President Kovind and apprise him concerning the “unprovoked manhandling” of social gathering MPs. Congress has known as it a violation of democratic norms.
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The grand outdated social gathering had held a ‘Satyagraha’ on Sunday in assist of these protesting the federal government’s Agnipath scheme.
Earlier within the day, Rahul Gandhi had appealed to social gathering leaders and staff to not have fun his birthday. In a message to them, he had mentioned Saturday evening that the children of the nation have been anguished and protesting on the streets and the Congress staff ought to stand with them.
NATIONAL HERALD CASE
The ED probe pertains to alleged monetary irregularities in Younger Indian Non-public Restricted, promoted by the Congress, that owns Nationwide Herald. The newspaper is revealed by Related Journals Restricted (AJL) and owned by Younger Indian.
Rahul Gandhi’s mom and Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, who’s at present admitted to a hospital right here because of Covid, has additionally been summoned by the company for questioning within the case on June 23.
The social gathering has mentioned AJL, which was established in 1937, confronted enormous money owed and the Congress, from 2002 to 2011, gave Rs 90 crore to the Nationwide Herald newspaper to pay the salaries of the journalists and staffers who labored there.