- Sonia Gandhi was questioned for three hours today.
- Congress calls the questioning - a relentless political vendetta.
- Sonia Gandhi was questioned by the ED for the third time today.
New Delhi: Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi was questioned for nearly three hours by the Enforcement Directorate today after she arrived late afternoon, on the first day of her appearance before the probe agency in an alleged money laundering case linked to the National Herald newspaper.
She was escorted by her Z+ category CRPF security cover. Mrs Gandhi, who was diagnosed with Covid recently, was accompanied by Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. It is being learnt that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was allowed to stay in the building away from the questioning room keeping in mind the chief’s health.
Earlier today, a meeting chaired by the Congress to discuss “relentless political vendetta” by the Centre was attended by almost 13 opposition parties. “We are protesting the ED summons to Mrs Sonia Gandhi. The AJL-Young India transaction is recorded in the books of account, the returns filed by the two companies and in the Income Tax returns. All that the ED wants to know can be found in the records,” tweeted Congress leader P. Chidambaram, who was detained during protests in Delhi.