New Delhi: “How are you enjoying the onset of death of Loktantra in India,” Rahul Gandhi started his presser by asking journalists. Accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of ruining the democratic setup of India, Rahul alleged that the present government has “razed the Indian democracy to the ground”. “What this nation in built in 70 years is been destroyed in the last 8 years.
This nation is run by four people where no one is allowed to speak against the government, this is the present situation in India, they have become the dictators of this country,” Gandhi said in a press briefing.
Suggesting media houses, question the policies of the government, Rahul Gandhi alleged, “Media is not showing the courage to show the truth, independent media houses are being summoned for speaking against the government”.
“All institutions in India are not independent, every institution is under the control of RSS, and there is an institutional monopoly of BJP and RSS,” said Rahul Gandhi.
During a press conference, Gandhi hinted that the RSS, the parent organisation of BJP, has interference in every institution of the country. “every institution of India is controlled by BJP and RSS, the idea of opposition is to resist and we will do that for safeguarding the democracy,” Rahul said in a presser.
The Congress party held protests today against rising prices, unemployment, and a GST rate increase. Party leaders intend to march to the Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi, while state units of the Congress plan similar protests across the country.
“I will stand for the democratic setup of India, I will raise issues for the welfare of democratic India. BJP is afraid of price rise, and unemployment, they are not ready to face any opposition,” Rahul criticizes the government. “I know the more I will speak for people, the more I will be targeted. I feel happy when political opponents attack me because it gives me a clear image of why I am being targeted. After all, their job is to lie 24 hours'” Rahul responded to the reporters.
“They attack Gandhi’s because we fight for democracy, communal harmony and it’s is our responsibility. We wanted to raise issues of price rise, Agnipath, china’s intrusion but the government is not ready to discuss these issues,” Rahul targets the BJP government.
The Enforcement Directorate sealed a section of Herald House in New Delhi on Wednesday and summoned senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge to appear in court as part of its investigation into Young Indian’s finances. Reacting to Kharge’s allegation that BJP influences the work of the probe agency, Leader of the House Piyush Goyal said, “The government does not interfere with any law enforcement agency’s work.”
In connection with the ED’s investigation into the National Herald money laundering case, searches were conducted at approximately a dozen locations associated with Young Indian, a company controlled by Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul in their capacities.
Young Indian’s office is located on the fourth floor of Herald House, one of the prime properties that the ED claims Young Indian obtained through a web of allegedly fraudulent transactions that are currently being investigated.
According to media reports quoting agency sources, the office had to be sealed because the ED team could not complete the search due to the absence of “authorised” representatives associated with Young Indian. Kharge is an office bearer in one of the companies and has been summoned to be present during the search.
The Gandhis and the Congress are accused of a Rs 90 crore transaction fraud, which the agency suspects is a simple book entry, while the party claims it paid this amount to Associated Journals Ltd, the publisher of the National Herald, to settle employee debts and pay for voluntary retirement benefits. Media reports suggest that Associated Journals was later sold to Young Indian for a pittance of Rs 50 lakh to settle the Rs 90 crore owed to Congress. transaction, whether paid in cash or by cheque. Young Indian has acquired Associated Journals Ltd, which owns properties worth over Rs 800 crore across the country.