National Herald case: BJP takes a dig at Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi after ED summons them in money laundering case, here's what BJP said about Gandhis
Hours after Enforcement Directorate (ED) summons Congress president Sonia Gandhi and son Rahul Gandhi in money laundering case, the BJP took a dig at Gandhis over being asked to appear for questioning in the famous National Herald case, which was closed by the investigating agency in 2015.
Declaring Gandhis criminal without probing charges against them, the BJP national president JP Nadda said a criminal will always deny their crimes. Have anybody ever seen a criminal calling him a criminal? They will of course, deny it, he asked while talking with ANI.
Nadda also said documents are proof. If a chargesheet is filed, they would approach court to get it quashed but they sought bail. It means they’re guilty, he said.
The derogatory remarks from the BJP chief came shortly after the ED issued summons for questioning Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.
After serving notice to Gandhis, the ED has asked Sonia Gandhi to depose before the probe agency at its headquarters in central Delhi on June 8 while Rahul Gandhi has been asked to appear tomorrow June 2.
Apart from ED summons to Gandhis in National Herald case, many opposition leaders have been either arrested by the Enforcement Directorate or are under the scannr.
Satyendra Jain, AAP
Earlier on Monday, the agency had arrested Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Delhi minister Satyendar Jain in a money laundering case claiming strong evidence against him. The AAP has accused the Centre of a political vendetta.
Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut is under the scanner in a money laundering case involving his wife Varsha Raut over the irregularities in a redevelopment project in Mumbai’s Goregaon. The ED has already seized properties linked to Raut and his wife.
Ajit Pawar, NCP
Senior NCP leader and minister in the Maharashtra government Ajit Pawar and his family members has been questioned by the ED in a money laundering case alleging that illegal money was diverted in several Benami properties, which were recently attached.
Karti Chidambaram, Congress
Congress parliamentarian Karti Chidambaram had also been summoned by the ED for his alleged involvement in facilitating visas to Chinese workers for the Talwandi Sabo Power Limited project for a bribe of Rs 50 lakh.
P Chidambaram, Congress
Former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram is also under the ED’s scanner in the INX media case in which he was earlier arrested by the ED.
Farooq Abdullah, National Conference
The ED had earlier summoned theformer Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah in a money laundering case alleging irregularities to the tune of Rs 43 crore in the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA). Abdullah was chief of JKCA when the alleged crime took place.
DK Shivakumar, Congress
Karnataka Congress Chief DK Shivakumar, who was arrested by the ED in 2019 after multiple rounds of questioning, had been served notice by the agency in a money laundering case. The case is based on an earlier Income Tax Department chargesheet filed against Shivakumar and others before a court in Bengaluru on charges of alleged tax evasion and hawala dealings.
Abhishek Banerjee, Trinamool Congress
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee’s nephew and Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee along with his wife Rujira Banerjee came under ED scanner in an alleged coal smuggling case. He was already questioned many times by the ED in this case.