National Herald Case: Congress plans B’luru rally on July 21 to protest ED probe against Sonia

The Karnataka unit of Congress has planned a big rally in Bengaluru on July 21 to protest the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) summons to AICC president Sonia Gandhi in the National Herald case.

The party has planned the rally on the day she is expected to appear before the investigators. The monsoon session of Parliament will begin on Monday. Sonia is expected to skip the session to appear before the investigators unless there is medical advice against it, party sources said.

AICC general secretary RS Surjewala held a virtual meeting with Karnataka’s Congress leaders on Saturday. They discussed plans about the proposed protest which also includes a Raj Bhavan chalo rally. About 600 Congress leaders participated in the meeting, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president DK Shivakumar told reporters.

The BJP regime had been misusing investigating agencies against Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi for its own political gains, he said. The Congress district units too will hold similar rallies on July 22.

The Congress MLAs, MLCs, office-bearers and workers will take part in Bengaluru and district-level rallies, he said.”The late Union minister Arun Jaitley had said in the Parliament that the National Herald case was a closed one. Yet, the ED was persisting with questioning of the Gandhis though it has not found anything against them,” Shivakumar said.

BJP national general secretary CT Ravi hit back at the Congress for planning a rally and said the ED probe was ‘perfectly lawful’. “If the Gandhis were clean, they need not worry about it,” he said.


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