New Delhi: With Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi appearing before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the National Herald case on July 21, the party leaders and MPs have said that the whole country is watching the “political vendetta, dictatorship, and hooliganism of the government” and they are not afraid of “puppets” like ED and CBI.
Anticipating protests, Delhi Police had set up barricades in the vicinity of Congress headquarters at Akbar road. As Congress workers put up a huge show of strength ahead of Gandhi’s ED questioning, matters took a violent turn. Workers outside the party HQ broke police barricades.
The party leaders, general secretaries, and the MPs gathered at Mallikarjun Kharge’s residence to decide the future course of action.
The Congress leaders plan to carry out more protests across the country against the ED’s questioning of Sonia Gandhi. Along with this, the party has planned to gherao the ED offices across the country.
According to the information, Priyanka Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi can go with Sonia Gandhi to drop her at the ED office here. Meanwhile, the Congress MPs, led by Rahul Gandhi, considering taking out a march from the Parliament House.
The ED has asked Sonia Gandhi to depose before it on July 21 for questioning in the National Herald newspaper-linked money-laundering case. Gandhi, 75, was first issued the notice for an appearance on June 8, but after she tested positive for Covid-19, the summons for June 23 were issued.