Accusing the BJP of doing politics of vengeance, Congress veteran Digvijay Singh on Sunday said that the party leader Rahul Gandhi He will appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in Delhi on Monday morning in a money laundering case. The ED had issued summons to Rahul Gandhi and Congress President Sonia Gandhi in a money laundering case related to the National Herald-Associated Journals Ltd deal. Rahul Gandhi will go to ED office from All to Monday morning India Congress Committee (AICC) Headquarters. Congress MPs and working committee members will be present at the party office at 9.30 am on Monday. Asked whether Congress MPs and working committee members would march with Gandhi to the ED office, he said no decision has been taken yet.
“AICC will hold discussions with the local administration, after which it will be decided whether some leaders will accompany him (Gandhi),” Singh said. He claimed that the ED had closed the case in 2015 after there was no truth in the matter. “No FIR has been registered in this matter so far. There is no proof… it is an attempt to create political pressure on Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. This is politics of pressure. Preparing false cases for political vendetta has become a habit of the present regime,” Singh said. The Rajya Sabha member said that the Gandhi family never bowed before the British. “Will the family whose two members have died for the country be afraid of such summons and fake cases? They will not be afraid. This matter will be dealt with and fought vigorously.” Sonia Gandhi was also asked to appear before the ED in this matter. However, she tested positive for COVID-19 on June 2 and was recovering He was to appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on June 8 and has sought more time from the probe agency, which has now issued him a fresh summon to appear on June 23.
The case pertains to an investigation into alleged financial irregularities in the Young Indian promoted by the party, which owns the National Herald newspaper. The paper is published by Associated Journals Limited (AJL) and is owned by Young Indian Private Limited. Officials said the agency wants to record the statements of Rahul and Sonia Gandhi under criminal sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).