New Delhi: In the breaking development in the case, Congress President Sonia Gandhi has been summoned by the ED for questioning on July 21. This inquiry is to be done in the National Herald Money Laundering Case. Before this, many big leaders of Congress including Rahul Gandhi have been questioned in this case. The echo of this notice can also be heard in the Parliament session starting from July 18 and this notice can once again create a political ruckus.
Even before this, a notice of inquiry was issued to Sonia Gandhi, but due to her ill health at that time, she had sought four weeks’ time from the ED. The period of 4 weeks was ending on July 21, so the ED has issued a notice to him to appear on July 21.
The Enforcement Directorate wants to know what went wrong in the National Herald case and who is responsible for them. Keep in mind that in the company named Young Indian, which has taken over National Herald, 38 percent shares are with Sonia Gandhi and 38 percent shares are with Rahul Gandhi.
In this case, the ED questioned Rahul Gandhi for several days last month. The important information that has come to the fore on the basis of the interrogation of Rahul Gandhi. On their basis, Sonia Gandhi will be questioned. At present, this notice received by Sonia Gandhi can once again create a political ruckus because the Parliament session is also starting from July 18 and the echo of this notice can be heard in the Parliament as well.
In this case, the ED questioned former party president Rahul Gandhi for more than 50 hours in five days and during this his statement was recorded under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). According to officials, the questioning of senior Congress leaders and the Gandhi family is part of the ED probe to understand the stake pattern, financial transactions and role of promoters of ‘Young Indian’ and ‘Associated Journals Limited’ (AJL).
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy had lodged a complaint in this regard in the year 2013. Subramanian Swamy had accused Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and others of conspiracy to commit fraud and embezzlement of funds and said that Young Indian Pvt Ltd paid only Rs 50 lakh to get the right to recover Rs 90.25 crore , which AJL owed Congress.