Bhubaneswar, Jun 12: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi ought to confess earlier than the Enforcement Directorate (ED) about his household’s involvement within the Nationwide Herald case, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra stated on Sunday.
Addressing a press convention, Patra claimed that the Gandhi household is afraid of going through the ED.
“Rahul Gandhi ought to go and confess the reality earlier than the ED that he has embezzled Rs 500 crore,” the BJP chief stated.
“They (Congress) are planning to launch ‘Satyagraha’. Please reveal the ‘satya’ (reality) on Nationwide Herald case first,” Patra stated.
With Rahul Gandhi set to seem earlier than the ED on June 13 in reference to the cash laundering case pertaining to the Nationwide Herald-Related Journals Ltd deal, the Congress has determined that every one its prime leaders and MPs would take out a protest march to the company headquarters in New Delhi and stage a “satyagraha” in opposition to what the get together known as its “misuse” by the central authorities.
In an interview with PTI, senior Congress chief P Chidambaram asserted the summons to the previous get together chief was “baseless” and stated it seems that the ED’s jurisdiction doesn’t prolong to the BJP members or to states dominated by it.
Concerning the ED summons to Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi and the Congress’ choice of a present of energy when the previous seems earlier than the probe company on Monday, Chidambaram stated, “I communicate as a Congress member and an advocate.
The ED’s summons to Rahul Gandhi underneath PMLA (Prevention of Cash Laundering Act) is baseless.” Declaring that the offence of cash laundering requires ‘cash’ and “laundering of cash”, the previous dwelling minister stated within the Nationwide Herald debt-to-equity conversion, one thing which lending banks do frequently, there was no transaction of cash.
Due to this fact, how can there be cash laundering, he posed. “It’s like accusing an individual of purse snatching when there was no purse and no snatching,” Chidambaram argued.