Congress introduced on Wednesday that the money-laundering legislation has been changed into a weapon to focus on and humiliate individuals, and urged the Supreme Court to determine quickly on the matter concerning the National Herald-Associated Journals Limited case.
The assertion got here on a day when Congress president Sonia Gandhi (75) appeared earlier than the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for the third day to face questioning in reference to a money-laundering case pertaining to the National Herald newspaper. .
The Congress additionally put its senior chief Ghulam Nabi Azad in solidarity with Sonia Gandhi and stated political opponents shouldn’t be handled as “enemies”.
Mr Azad, a outstanding member of the “Group of 23 (G-23)” who has been crucial of the Congress management, stated the ED ought to have saved in thoughts Sonia Gandhi’s age and well being earlier than subjecting her to repeated questioning in case , the place celebration chief Rahul Gandhi has been questioned for over 50 hours.
He stated the Congress chief was previous, unwell and had been admitted to a hospital, including that he couldn’t bear the strain of the investigating companies.
“Even in wars, kings give directions that women should not be assaulted and the unwary should be shunned,” stated Mr Azad, urging companies to not be harsh in a previous and sick Sonia Gandhi.
“I urge the government and the ED to keep this in mind as it is not right to subject Sonia Gandhi to agencies like this,” he added.
Another senior member of the G-23 grouping and a former Union minister, Anand Sharma, stated that weaponizing legal guidelines and their use to focus on and humiliate individuals mustn’t occur.
He stated that the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) has raised many considerations and alleged that the legislation has been weaponized.
Mr Sharma hopes that the Supreme Court will come out with an knowledgeable verdict on this matter.
Rajasthan Chief Minister and senior Congress chief Ashok Gehlot has urged the Supreme Court to quickly announce a verdict within the National Herald case during which the Gandhis are being questioned.
“Sonia ji has been called (by the ED) for the third time. There is terror in the ED in the country and this case is in the Supreme Court. It should be decided as soon as possible,” he informed reporters.
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