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Rahul Gandhi Will get Small Break After 10 Hours Of Enforcement Directorate Questioning; 50 Hours In 5 Days So Far


Rahul Gandhi, Congress MP from Wayanad in Kerala, is going through a probe for alleged money-laundering. (File)

New Delhi:

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi was given a half-an-hour break by the Enforcement Directorate round 8pm after 10 hours of questioning in Delhi on Tuesday. The Wayanad MP has to this point been questioned for almost 50 hours in 5 days.

He was questioned for 10 hours yesterday too, and for 30 hours final week from Monday to Wednesday. Earlier than the ED probe resumed yesterday, he was allowed some days’ break to be along with his ailing mom, Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

Sonia Gandhi, who was discharged yesterday after remedy of post-Covid issues, has additionally been summoned by the ED however given time until June 23.

The ED is investigating the Gandhis’ position in what is named the Nationwide Herald case. It includes the Younger Indian’s takeover of AJL (Related Journals Restricted), the corporate that ran the Nationwide Herald newspaper, a Congress mouthpiece which has since remodeled into an online-only outlet.

The Younger Indian took over Rs 800 crore in property of AJL and, in response to the Revenue Tax division, this ought to be thought-about an asset of Younger Indian’s shareholders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, for which they need to pay tax. The Congress has claimed that the Younger Indian is a non-profit organisation, so shareholders can’t make any cash from its property.

The Enforcement Directorate has argued that Younger Indian has not finished any charitable work; its solely transaction was the switch of AJL’s debt. The Congress has countered that operating the newspaper constitutes charity. The Revenue Tax order has been challenged in courtroom and is pending within the Supreme Courtroom.

Congress employees continued their protest in opposition to what they time period “vendetta politics” of the BJP, although they had been principally restricted to the get together workplace’s neighborhood in Delhi.

When he was being questioned final week on the ED workplace in central Delhi, Congress leaders and employees had clashed with Delhi Police.



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