Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Enforcement Directorate probe against Rahul: State Congress protest outside Raj Bhavan


Joining the rest of the party leaders and workers across the country, Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) members led by AICC secretary (Nagaland in-charge) Ranajit Mukherjee staged a protest at Raj Bhavan here on Thursday against the questioning of Rahul Gandhi by the Enforcement Directorate.
Addressing party workers on the occasion, Mukherjee alleged that Rahul was being questioned for three days straight by ED in a case that did not even exist and nor any FIR filed in the case. He claimed that ED had been grilling the Congress for over 10 hours every day in the past three days over unfounded allegations relating to The National Herald case.
He also criticised Delhi Police for “unleashing” its aggression on AICC workers at the party’s head office.
Mukherjee remarked that if such atrocities were committed on the workers of the country’s largest opposition party, then imagine how other smaller parties would survive under such pressure.
He alleged that senior Congress leaders and youth were all beaten up by Delhi Police when they were peacefully protesting against the injustice meted out to their leader.
He said though in a democratic country everyone was allowed to protest, the “fascist BJP government” was preventing everyone from holding democratic protests.
Alleging that the BJP government’s actions were aimed at striking fear among the people, Mukherjee however asserted that Congress would not be cowed down by such tactics and that it would stand by its leader. He claimed that people across the country were standing behind the party and Rahul.
He further mentioned that the more Congress was being suppressed, the more it was gaining support, adding that people from all walks of life were showing solidarity to the party and its leader.
In his speech, NPCC working president Khriedi Theünuo recalled that The National Herald was the mouthpiece of Congress during the British rule and the party used it to highlight the atrocities of the British in India.
However, he accused the BJP government of harassing any Congress worker who tried to associate with the newspaper in recent times.
He claimed that The National Herald played an instrumental role in India’s freedom struggle by highlighting the issues faced by Indians to rest of the world.
He alleged that the BJP government was lately trying to silence anyone who had associated with the freedom movement or those who were exposing the injustices of the present government.
NPCC minority department former chairman Rajesh Sethi claimed that people from all over Nagaland had gathered to protest against the high handedness of BJP government and extend solidarity to Rahul.
He appealed to all parties to unite and fight against the injustice perpetrated by the Narendra Modi government.
Earlier, braving the rain, Congress workers marched to Raj Bhavan holding placards and shouting slogans against the Modi government.


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