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Congress President Sonia Gandhi may be present in the Enforcement Directorate (ED) office today. The ED has summoned Sonia for the second round of questioning in the National Herald case on July 26. Earlier on July 21, ED officials had questioned Sonia Gandhi.
25 questions asked in 3 hours of inquiry
According to sources, on July 21, the Congress leader was questioned for about 3 hours and more than 25 questions were asked. After this he asked to go home for his medicine. Congress workers had demonstrated against this muscle across the country.
Congress will perform across the country
On Monday, a meeting of the General Secretary, Incharge and MPs of the Congress was held at the Congress headquarters. In this it was decided that on Tuesday, the Congress would hold demonstrations across the country. All Congress Lok Sabha MPs will first meet on Tuesday morning at the party office in Parliament House. After this, a protest will be held near the Gandhi statue in Parliament House.
On July 21, Delhi Police had detained several leaders protesting against Sonia’s appearance.
ED team has questioned Rahul for 40 hours
ED has questioned Congress leader Rahul Gandhi 5 times in the National Herald case. They were questioned and answered for about 40 hours. Now Sonia Gandhi is being produced. This is happening for the first time that Congress President Sonia Gandhi has to appear to join the investigation.
What is the National Herald Case?
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy filed a petition in Delhi’s Patiala House Court in 2012 against Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Congress’s Motilal Vora, Oscar Fernandez, Sam Pitroda and Suman Dubey for cheating the loss-making National Herald newspaper. Was accused of grabbing through misappropriation.
According to the allegation, these Congress leaders formed an organization called Young Indian Limited, ie YIL, to take possession of the properties of National Herald and through it illegally acquired Associated Journal Limited, ie AJL, which publishes the National Herald.
Swamy had alleged that this was done to capture the Rs 2000 crore building of Herald House located on Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg in Delhi.
Swamy had sought criminal prosecution against Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and other senior Congress leaders involved in the case for buying a company worth Rs 2000 crore for just Rs 50 lakh. In this case, in June 2014, the court issued summons against Sonia, Rahul and other accused. In August 2014, the ED took suo motu cognizance of the case and filed a money laundering case. In December 2015, Delhi’s Patiala Court granted bail to all the accused including Sonia, Rahul. Now ED is interrogating Sonia and Rahul to investigate the same matter.
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