‘Not scared of Modi’: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who is facing ED investigation in the National Herald case, on August 4 said that he was not scared of the Modi government.

“We will not flee, neither are we scared of Narendra Modi. Let him do what he wants to,” Gandhi said while talking to mediapersons outside his house here.

“They think they can silence our voice by pressurizing us. But it is not going to happen. Whatever Modiji and Amit Shahji are doing is against democracy,” he said.

Rahul Gandhi skipped the meeting of the Congress MPs in Parliament on August 4. Congress had called a meeting after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) sealed the Herald House here.

The Congress has also accused the ruling dispensation of treating the opposition leaders as “terrorists”. “The entire country is watching as an investigating agency has been deployed mindlessly against the leadership of India’s oldest political party. You (the BJP) are treating this party, its leaders and institutions as terrorists,” Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said during a media briefing on August 3.

The briefing came soon after the ED sealed the office of Young Indian Pvt Ltd located in the Herald House here days after the party’s interim President Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi were grilled in connection with the National Herald case.

Herald case: ED unearths hawala link

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has found evidence of hawala transactions between third party and entities linked to the National Herald. The ED would take major action in the National Herald case after completing the searches at Young Indian premises.

During searches, the probe agency recovered documentary evidence which reflects the hawala transactions from hawala operators of Mumbai and Kolkata.

The Enforcement Directorate is re-examining the statements of Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi. The agency is not convinced with Sonia Gandhi and Rahul’s claim that all financial decisions regarding AJL and Young Indian were by Moti Lal Vora.

Also, ED is not convinced with Sonia and Rahul Gandhi’s explanation that they didn’t get monetary benefits from Young Indian as its section 25 company’s act firm

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