New Delhi: On July 27, Congress MPs left no stone unturned over the alleged misuse of the investigative agencies and the suspension of opposition legislators. They staged a protest at Vijay-Chowk with senior leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, saying it appears that the Union government would like to create an “Opposition-mukt” Bharat.
At the same time, Malllikarjuna Kharge the leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha, and Chowdhur, the leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha, sat on a dharna and raised their voices against the misuse of central agencies such as the Enforcement of Driecorate (ED).
The opposition was addressing the issue of price increases on essential items as well as the imposition of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on certain goods and services.
The MPs marched from the Parliament complex to the Vijay Chowk lawns, where they held a sit-in, raising slogans and holding up banners.
“We are fighting on issues that affect people, such as price rises and GST on essential items of daily use.” We will continue our fight against the rise in prices of necessary items and the misuse of ED and other agencies. “The suspension of MPs is wrong and we demand that it be taken back immediately,” Kharge told reporters.
After alleging that the money-laundering law had been abused to target and degrade people, Congress demanded that the Supreme Court make a decision regarding the National Herald-Associated Journals Limited issue immediately.
The claim was made on the same day that 75-year-old Congress president Sonia Gandhi made her third appearance before the ED to answer questions over a money-laundering investigation involving the National Herald newspaper.
In support of Sonia Gandhi, the Congress also ran its senior leader, Ghulam Nabi Azad, who argued that political opponents shouldn’t be viewed as “enemies.”