Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who is currently on a three-day visit to Kerala, took a jibe at Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday. He accused the CM’s party CPI-M of having “ties with the BJP”, due to which the CM never comes under the attack line of the BJP-led central government.
He said the Center “will not use CBI, ED against the Kerala CM as the BJP and CPM have an understanding”.
Speaking about his latest episode with ED and five days of grillingThe Wayanad MP said he treats the inquiry as a medal.
He said, “When I was questioned for 5 days, I thought why did they inquire for 5 days and not for 10 days… I treat my 5 days of interrogation as a medal. Hopefully they do it again.” CPI(M) government attacked in Kerala
Grilling over 50 hours
Investigators questioned him over several sessions and recorded his statement under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). The probe pertains to alleged financial irregularities in Congress-promoted Young Indian Pvt Ltd, which owns the National Herald newspaper.
The ED is understood to have asked Gandhi about the induction of Young Indian Pvt Ltd, the operation of the National Herald, loans given by the party to the newspaper’s publisher Associated Journals Ltd (AJL) and transfer of funds within the news media establishment. . ,
Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi are among the promoters and majority shareholders of Young Indian. Like his son, the Congress President also holds 38 per cent stake.
Rahul Gandhi reaches his parliamentary constituency Wayanad A week after SFI activists, the student wing of the ruling CPI(M) ransacked his office in Kalpetta. The Congress had alleged that the Wayanad MP’s office was vandalized on the knowledge of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.