Congress leaders from different parts of the country staged protests on July 21 against the interrogation of Sonia Gandhi at the ED
Amid the Law Enforcement Directorate (ED) interrogation of acting Congress leader Sonia Gandhi, the party on Tuesday criticized the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for not allowing the organization of a demonstration in Rajghat against the “unprecedented use of central agencies”. disturb the leaders of the opposition”.
On June 5, 2015, the BJP staged a protest in the form of a ‘dancing party‘ in support of Baba Ramdev in Rajghat, but the same organization today rejected Congress permission to stage a protest at the same place,” said AICC Secretary General Ajay Maken. said at a press conference in New Delhi.
“If the main opposition parties and members of parliament cannot stage a one-day protest at Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial, how do you keep democracy alive? We want to make the BJP understand that democracy has two wheels – power and opposition… If one wheel slips, the vehicle of democracy will stop immediately,” Maken said.
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Congress earlier announced that its members would hold “peaceful protests” across the country in front of statues of Mahatma Gandhi against the alleged misuse of central agencies.
“We were assured that permission would be given to organize a peaceful demonstration in Rajghat. But later the police refused permission and suggested to go to inner areas of Rajghat where media will not be allowed. Denial of permission to pitch tents, plug in microphones and bring people into buses,” said Congressman Shaktisinh Gohil.
Maken also referenced the ED’s investigation into the alleged money laundering case associated with the National Herald publication, for which Sonia Gandhi appeared for a second questioning.
“The Center is trying to pressure the opposition so that we don’t raise issues related to farmers, inflation, unemployment and national security,” he said.
Congress leaders from different parts of the country staged protests on July 21 against Sonia Gandhi’s interrogation at the ED. Seventy-five Congress MPs, including opposition leader Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, have been arrested by Delhi police.