ED notice to Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi out of ‘political vendetta’, says Pawan Khera; Congress to protest in Ahmedabad today

Congress public representative Pawan Khera on Sunday guaranteed there was “political feud” behind the Enforcement Directorate’s notification to party pioneers Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi in the National Herald case as they had been boldly addressing Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Gujarat Congress laborers will fight outside the ED’s office in Ahmedabad on Monday over the issue, state party president Jagdish Thakor said.

The ED had given summons to Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party pioneer Rahul Gandhi in a tax evasion case connected to the National Herald-Associated Journals Ltd bargain. Rahul Gandhi is set to show up before the ED in Delhi on Monday.

“There isn’t a bit of criminal behavior. In spite of this, Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi were served sees by the ED out of political feud, with the plan to acquire a few titles for seven days,” Khera told columnists at the Congress office here.

“We ought to gain from PM Narendra Modi how to oversee titles. Our chiefs will respect the ED notice and will go to its office with satisfaction and bravery since they entirely misunderstand not done anything,” he said.

Khera guaranteed the decision BJP was attempting to smother the voices that question PM Modi.

He affirmed that the BJP was spending crores of rupees to censure Rahul Gandhi’s picture as he questions the PM with next to no trepidation.

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Yet, Rahul Gandhi won’t get cowed down, Khera said, adding that they will keep on addressing PM Modi.

Gujarat Congress president Jagdish Thakor said party pioneers and laborers from across Gujarat will assemble at the Helmet circle in Ahmedabad on Monday and walk to the ED office to challenge its notification to their chiefs.

Khera said somewhere in the range of 2002 and 2011, the Congress gave Rs 90 crore without interest credit to the AJL, which distributes the National Herald paper, towards installment of its obligation.

“There was no regulation which said it can’t do as such. In any event, when BJP pioneer Subramanian Swamy kept in touch with the Election Commision featuring this, it passed on to him that there was nothing unlawful in this,” he said.

The credit was subsequently changed over into value shares and a not-for-benefit organization ‘Youthful India’ was shaped, with Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi among its board individuals, Khera said.

“Since it was a not-for-benefit organization, the board chiefs were not entitled for a compensation, portion of profits and benefits, thus, there was nothing unlawful in it,” he said.

When the Election Commission said it was not unlawful, then what issue does the BJP have? Khera inquired. PTI

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