The Congress on Wednesday launched a blistering assault on the Centre over heightened police exercise exterior the AICC headquarters and social gathering chief Sonia Gandhi‘s residence, following the Enforcement Directorate sealing the premises of Young Indian (YI) in Congress-owned National Herald workplace in New Delhi.
Addressing a hurriedly-convened press convention on the social gathering workplace within the night, Congress leaders Jairam Ramesh, Ajay Maken and Abhishek Singhvi alleged that the social gathering was “under siege” by the federal government which, it mentioned, surrounded the residences of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi as in the event that they had been “terrorists”. The leaders acknowledged that the social gathering is not going to be intimidated by this sort of “cheap and petty politics” and can proceed to boost folks’s points.
The newest flip of occasions got here a day after the ED carried out search operations at Herald House in reference to its cash laundering probe within the National Herald case. Herald House is the registered workplace deal with of Associate Journals Limited (AJL), the National Herald newspaper’s writer, which is below probe over its acquisition by Young Indian, a agency linked to the Gandhi household.
Here are the highest quotes by the Congress leaders
◾ Ajay Maken: “All India Congress Committee (AICC) issued a nationwide protest circular on August 5 against inflation, unemployment and GST on food items. As part of the protests, we will hold demonstrations at Raj Bhavans in all states. Apart from this, party MPs will also take out a march to the Rashtrapati Bhavan and gherao the Prime Minister’s residence.”
◾ “Today we received a letter from DCP that we can’t protest on August 5. By evening, the AICC headquarters was turned into a Police cantonment. The government can suppress us as much as they want, but we will protest against inflation, unemployment, GST on edible items. We will go ahead with our schedule even if jailed,” Maken mentioned.
— Congress (@INCIndia) August 3, 2022
◾ “What was the purpose of the police bandobast at AICC headquarters, 10 Janpath and 12 Tughlaq Lane? This was just to put pressure on us so that we don’t raise the voice of the public,” Maken mentioned.
◾ Singhvi mentioned: “The BJP is now trying to mislead the people so that there is no talk on unemployment and inflation in newspapers.”
◾ “We are seeing an open-ended investigation for events that happened 10 years ago. They are acting with a siege mentality and that too in the heart of the capital of the world’s largest democracy. Can you believe it? India – the proud largest democracy in the world has a siege mentality,” Singhvi mentioned.
◾ “There are platoons everywhere, and for what? The only sole objective of this exercise are humiliation, insult, and intimidation at one level and diversion, digression, and sensationalism at the other,” Singhvi added.
◾ He additional mentioned “Rahul Gandhi was questioned for over 50 hours and the Congress president for several days. More than 200 questions were put together. If the most ingenious and imaginative minds were to ask questions, there can’t be more than 10-12 questions.”
◾ “What is happening today is politics of vengeance and intimidation. But there is a saying that goes Vinash Kale Viprit Buddhi (When the time of one’s destruction comes, their mind thinks the opposite of what it should). This time inflation, unemployment and GST are going to become factors of destruction,” Jairam Ramesh mentioned.
◾ “The Modi government ran away from the discussion on inflation in Parliament for two weeks. Now, the Home Minister and the Delhi Police are trying to stop us from holding protests,” Ramesh mentioned.
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◾ “The way our leaders and offices are guarded by the police show that this is politics of fear. This is not a democratic way. We will not run. We will definitely organise peaceful protests on August 5,” Ramesh mentioned.