Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi
Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul GandhiIANS (File photo)

ED summons Sonia, Rahul in National Herald case

New Delhi, June 1, 2022

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday summoned Congress President Sonia Gandhi and her son and MP Rahul Gandhi to join the investigation in the money laundering case relating to the National Herald.

Both have been asked to appear before the agency at its headquarters here to record their statements on June 8.

The case has been lodged against various Congress leaders, including the Gandhis, for allegedly misappropriating National Herald funds.

Initially, the case was lodged with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the ED case is on the basis of the CBI's case.

The Congress has termed the ED summons to Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi as "politics of revenge".

Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, Congress leaders Randeep Singh Surjewala and Abbishek Manu Singhvi said: "This is a politics of vendetta and revenge by the BJP to target opposition leaders, as they have done to other opponents in the country."

The Congress leaders said that there is no case made out of it and its only intention is "malafide".

As there is no money involved in the case, the Congress sources say that the case was closed in 2015.

Congress General Secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala said, "National Herald newspaper was started in 1942. At that time the British tried to close it, today Modi government is also doing the same thing as the Britishers did. Now the ED is being used for this purpose. The Enforcement Directorate has given notice to our president Sonia Gandhi and former president Rahul Gandhi."


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