Digvijaya Singh blasts BJP for ‘bulldozer culture’ and ‘campaigning’ against political opponents
Updated: June 12, 2022 7:18 p.m. STI
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India]Jun 12 (ANI): Senior Congress official Digvijaya Singh on Sunday lambasted the BJP government in the Center, alleging the ruling dispensation is starting a ‘new bulldozer’ culture and destroying the homes of people it claims to be involved in the riots.
The Congress leader’s remarks came at a time when bulldozers are being used in various parts of Uttar Pradesh to demolish the homes of people allegedly involved in the violence that erupted on Friday following the suspended leader’s controversial remarks of the BJP, Nupur Sharma.
Addressing a press conference here, Singh said: “An atmosphere of fear is being created in the country. A new bulldozer culture has started. People’s homes are being destroyed at will. The BJP is waging a campaign against opponents politicians and certain sections of society. We oppose it.
Singh also defended Acting Congresswoman Sonia Gandhi and party leader Rahul Gandhi who were summoned by the Law Enforcement Directorate in connection with a money laundering case. He denounced the BJP saying it was waging a campaign against its political opponents.
This comes a day before the subpoena date issued by the central agency to Rahul Gandhi in the money laundering case.
“They forget that it is this family that did not bow down to the British. They would not be afraid of such summons. Rahul Gandhi will come to the ED office from the AICC office. The members of the parliamentary council will reach the AICC office tomorrow at 9:30 a.m.,” Singh said.
Claiming that the ED dismissed the case in 2015, the Congress leader asked BJP MP Subramanian Swamy about his request to stay the subpoena issued by the court to record his statement in the National Herald case.
“The case was registered under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act after the Modi government came to power. The ED dismissed the case in 2015 because it was without merit. No FIRs have been recorded to date. FIR registration. The court issued the summons to which it was answered. The facts have been presented. Swamy was asked to give his statement in court. He challenged it in the High Court and it was stayed. If Swamy had facts with him, he should have presented them in court. What was the need to seek a stay from the High Court? ” he said.
“Congressional leaders had started the National Herald in 1937 to wake people up in the fight for freedom. But because of the state of the print media these days, the National Herald suffered losses. Employees n “could not be paid. The payment was made from the Congress party fund. A complaint was filed with the Election Commission, to which he said there was no such restriction on how whose money is spent. ED also rejected it, there is not a single FIR and no evidence,” Singh added while talking about the history of the organization and claiming a vendetta against the leaders of Congress.
Meanwhile, the ED on Friday issued a new summons to Sonia Gandhi asking her to appear on June 23 for questioning in connection with the National Herald money laundering case.
Rahul Gandhi was summoned to join the investigation on June 13. He had already been summoned to join the investigation, but he was out of the country and later received a new date of June 13 to join the investigation.
Meanwhile, the Congress party alleged it was a “political vendetta” and the matter had no grounds for investigation.
The ED also interviewed senior Congress official Mallikarjun Kharge and Congress Treasurer Pawan Bansal in April this year in New Delhi as part of its money laundering investigation into the National Herald case. (ANI)