ED raids National Herald office, Congress continues protest

An office of the National Herald House in New Delhi.

New Delhi: A protest was held outside the office of the National Herald newspaper in New Delhi by Congress workers against the raids conducted by Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday.

Carrying placards, Congress workers gathered in large numbers outside the newspaper’s office and raised slogans against the BJP-led government of India.

Days after the probe agency questioned Congress chief Sonia Gandhi in an alleged money laundering case connected to National Herald, the probe agency is today raiding around 12 locations including the offices of the newspaper in Delhi and several other premises linked to Associated Journals Limited (AJL) — the company that runs the newspaper, NDTV reported citing sources.

It added that the agency is likely to attach properties linked to the case after searches.

Congress has hit back saying the Opposition’s questions on crucial issues like inflation, and unemployment had put the government on the back foot. They are unable to answer the people of the country so they are trying to humiliate and blackmail those who are asking uncomfortable questions, the party said.

“It’s not just the Congress but leaders of several Opposition parties who are being harassed,” Congress spokesperson Syed Naseer Hussain said, adding that the grand old party “will not bow down”.

“The raids on Herald House, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg are a part of the continued attack against India’s principal opposition-Indian National Congress.

We strongly condemn this vendetta politics against those who speak up against the Modi Govt. You cannot silence us!” Congress MP Jairam Ramesh tweeted.


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