Sonia Gandhi appears before ED again

  • Congress to hold ‘Satyagraha’ across country
  • National Herald scam

New Delhi – Congress President Sonia Gandhi on 26th July appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for her second round of questioning in the money laundering case linked to the National Herald newspaper. The 75-year old Gandhi was questioned for over two hours during her first day of questioning in the case on 21st July where she replied to 28 questions put forth by the agency. The questioning pertains to the charge of alleged financial irregularities in the Congress-promoted Young Indian Private Limited, which owns the National Herald newspaper. Rahul Gandhi has also been questioned by the ED in this case last month in sessions that clocked over 50 hours over five days.

The Congress said it would stage a ‘satyagraha’ all over the country. Congress MPs met at the office of Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge in Parliament premises and tried to stage a march towards the ED office to protest the questioning.

Rahul Gandhi who participated in the agitation along with Congress leaders and party workers at Vijay Chouk was apprehended by the Police.

Rahul Gandhi is among the promoters and majority shareholders in Young Indian. Like her son, the Congress president too has 38 per cent shareholding. Dr. Subramanian Swamy had accused the Gandhis and others of conspiring to cheat and misappropriate funds, with Young Indian paying only Rs 50 lakh to obtain the right to recover Rs 90.25 crore that Associate Journals Limited owed to the Congress. According to the ED, assets worth about Rs 800 crore are “owned” by the AJL and the agency wants to know from the Gandhis how a not-for-profit company like Young Indian was undertaking commercial activities of renting out its land and building assets.

Editorial viewpoint

Congress party which is opposing the inquiry in this way is itself anti-law and anti-people. Congress never says ‘Let the inquiry be held against guilty and truth come before people’. However, such viewpoint is always quoted by Congress in case of Hindus.

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