New Delhi: The Congress on Monday raised the question regarding the Enforcement Directorate’s calling of Leader of Opposition (LoP) Mallikarjun Kharge in the ongoing parliament session with the sole purpose of upsetting the Congress party.
In fact, Khagre has not been involved in any way in the Associated Journals Limited (AJL) case, “stated by Congress leader Jairam Ramesh.”
The air is now clear that there is no connection between LoP and the National Herald case. Kharge further added that he is ready to give full support and cooperation when parliament is not in session. ED’s only purpose in issuing the summons was to conduct a search of the office premises of Young India Limited (YIL) in the National Herald building and record a statement to that effect. As stated by Jairam Ramesh.
The Congress leader said, “The House has a right to be informed.” as to why a member is not able to attend a sitting of the concerned House, the reason being that no obstruction is caused to a Member of Parliament in the performance of his/her Parliamentary duties unless and until there are sufficient reasons, meaning their detention in a criminal case.”