New Delhi: After sealing the office of the Congress-affiliated institution, the deployment of Delhi Police outside the party headquarters and the residence of interim president Sonia Gandhi has tried to intimidate the opposition. The above things were said by the party after the deployment of a large number of police forces outside the party office and the residence of the party’s top leaders. Senior party leader Jairam Ramesh tweeted, “Congress is under siege. Delhi Police has surrounded our headquarters, the residence of Congress President and former party president. This is the worst form of vendetta politics. But We will not bow down. We will not remain silent. We will continue to raise our issues. We will continue to raise our voice against the injustice and failures of the Modi government.”
In the PC organized after the action of Delhi Police, he said, “This action has been taken under the politics of revenge and intimidation.” During this, he also targeted Home Minister Amit Shah and said that who controls Delhi Police, who is trying to stop our protest?
Here, during the PC, party leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said, “Today the Center has created an atmosphere of fear because of the mindset of the occupation. It is complete to complete the random deployment of investigative agencies against the leadership of India’s oldest political party.” The country is watching. You are treating this institution, this party, these leaders like terrorists. This is the worst form of vendetta politics. By doing this you blame us.”
Gehlot targeted the central government by tweeting in this matter. He wrote, “Today’s action to convert Congress headquarters and 10 Janpath into a police camp is an undeclared emergency. The office of the National Herald (Young India) was forcibly sealed. If the general public does not stand with the Congressmen against this dictatorial government led by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), then the whole country will have to bear the brunt of it.
At the same time, Congress State President Govind Singh Dotasra said, “The dictatorial attitude adopted by the Central Government today by misusing the agencies, will always be remembered by the people of the whole country as Black Day.”
Congress leaders said that they will protest outside Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s residence on Friday over rising inflation in the country. Veteran party leader Mallikarjun Kharge said, “It is an attempt to intimidate. If you keep intimidating people like this, then revolt is bound to happen.”
Let us inform that the road outside the Congress headquarters was blocked for some time on Wednesday evening. Congress opposed this and accused the central government. Here, the police said that barricades were put up to avoid any untoward situation. Also the police force was deputed. The action came soon after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) temporarily sealed the offices of the Young Indian (YI) at the Congress-owned National Herald office in Delhi as part of a money laundering probe.
According to police sources, a temporary seal has been put in the Young Indian office to “preserve the evidence”, which could not be collected during the raid on Tuesday as authorized representatives were not present there. A senior Delhi Police official said, “We had received inputs from our special branch that some protesters may gather at the Congress office on Akbar Road. So, to maintain law and order, we put up barricades and closed the police plow. Deployed so that any untoward situation can be avoided.”
Significantly, as part of its investigation, the ED on Tuesday raided the head office of the National Herald newspaper and 11 other places. The ED had earlier questioned Congress President Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi in the case.