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“No One Is Queen Victoria Or Prince”: BJP’s Jibe At Congress’s ‘Satyagraha’

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The Congress will hold a Satyagraha at Jantar Mantar on Monday to demand that the President remove the Agnipath recruitment scheme. 

New Delhi: Amid Congress’ protest against ED questioning Rahul Gandhi in the National Herald case, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sambit Patra on Monday said ‘law is equal for all’.

“No one is Queen Victoria or Prince in this country that they won’t be probed, law is equal for all. Everyone is probed for corruption…The public knows about the involvement of a family and Rahul Gandhi’s role in misusing the country’s money through the National Herald scam. It is natural that if corruption is done then there will be an inquiry,” said Mr Patra.

Congress workers are holding “peaceful” protests across the country today against the “anti-youth” Agnipath scheme and the central government’s “vendetta politics” targeting party leader Rahul Gandhi, who is being questioned by the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case.

Speaking on Congress’ allegation of ED being misused, he said, “Rahul Gandhi should know that ED is Enforcement Directorate, not ‘Entitlement Demand’. Congress’ demand of entitlement that we’re from the first family and how are we being probed. Congress’ top lawyers also went to the Supreme Court with their demands on ED interrogation. But the Supreme Court said that they have to face a trial. If corruption is done in India, then the Constitution says that no matter who you are you will have to face trial.”

For the fourth day in a row, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi returned to the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) ongoing probe into an alleged money laundering case involving the National Herald newspaper.

According to reports, Rahul Gandhi was previously questioned in depth regarding the Gandhi family’s ownership of Young Indian Private Limited (YIL) and its shareholding pattern in Associated Journals Limited (AJL), the firm that publishes the National Herald daily.

According to sources in the ED, Rahul Gandhi was also asked to detail the circumstances behind AJL’s acquisition by YIL in 2010, which made it the owner of all assets owned by the National Herald newspaper.

According to reports, Rahul Gandhi was previously questioned in depth regarding the Gandhi family’s ownership of Young Indian Private Limited (YIL) and its shareholding pattern in Associated Journals Limited (AJL), the firm that publishes the National Herald daily.

According to sources in the ED, Rahul Gandhi was also asked to detail the circumstances behind AJL’s acquisition by YIL in 2010, which made it the owner of all assets owned by the National Herald newspaper.

The AJL published the National Herald, which was founded by India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. In 2010, the AJL was taken over by a newly-floated YIL, which included Suman Dubey and Sam Pitroda as directors, both of whom were Gandhi supporters.

The Congress will hold a Satyagraha at Jantar Mantar on Monday to demand that the President remove the Agnipath recruitment scheme, according to General Secretary Ajay Maken.

“We’ll sit on Satyagraha at Jantar Mantar today, and in the evening at 5 pm we’ll meet the President and demand that the Agnipath scheme be withdrawn,” said Congress’ Ajay Maken.

According to him, the scheme needs to be discussed with the youth first before implementation. “The scheme should first be discussed with youth and in Parliament, but before that, it should be withdrawn,” he added.

Rahul Gandhi appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday for the fourth round of questioning in a money laundering case linked to the National Herald case.

Regarding his questioning by ED on Monday, as per official sources, the Congress leader, a Z+ category protectee of the Central Reserve Police Force after the Union government withdrew the Gandhi family’s Special Protection Group cover in 2019, was confronted with several documents collated by the ED as evidence recovered so far in the case to get his version.

 

 

 

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