Rahul to appear before ED again on Friday, The Enforcement Directorate will examine Rahul Gandhi on Monday in connection with an alleged money-laundering case involving the National Herald newspaper.
The Congress MP had been called for interrogation tomorrow and had written to the ED requesting that his questioning be postponed until Monday.
Over the course of three days, Rahul Gandhi was interrogated for more than 30 hours. On his request, he was given a day off today to visit his mother, Sonia Gandhi, who is in Delhi’s Ganga Ram hospital.
According to sources, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra are both with Sonia Gandhi in the hospital. On Sunday, Congress President Rahm Emanuel was brought to the hospital with Covid-related issues. On June 2, the 75-year-old had tested positive for the drug.
Sonia Gandhi has been called in for questioning as well. The Gandhis’ role in the National Herald case is being investigated by the Enforcement Directorate.
It involves the Young Indian’s acquisition of AJL (Associated Journals Limited), the firm that publishes the National Herald, a platform for the Congress.
According to the Income Tax Department, the Young Indian took over 800 crores in AJL assets, which should be regarded an asset of Young Indian’s shareholders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, for which they should pay tax.
According to the Congress, because the Young Indian is a non-profit organization, its shareholders are unable to profit from its assets.
Young Indian has not done any charitable work, according to the Enforcement Directorate. The transfer of AJL’s debt was its sole transaction.
The newspaper, according to the Congress, is the charity. The Income Tax order has been challenged in court and is pending in the Supreme Court.
The Congress has clashed with the Delhi Police since Rahul Gandhi’s questioning began on Monday, with top party leaders and workers protesting on the streets against what they describe the ruling BJP’s “vendetta politics.”