On Wednesday, Congress workers set fire to tyres outside the Enforcement Directorate’s Delhi office in protest at the central agency’s investigation of party leader and MP Rahul Gandhi, who is being questioned for the third day in a row in the National Herald case.
Earlier today, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, the Congress’ Bengal unit chief and the party’s Lok Sabha leader, slammed the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, accusing it of using central investigative agencies such as the Enforcement Directorate and the Central Bureau of Investigation to harass and intimidate its opponents.
Women were seen protesting and crouching on the road, encircled by police officers wielding lathis, yelling ‘Rahul Gandhi zindabad’ in one video.In connection with the National Herald case, Rahul Gandhi was questioned for nine hours on Monday and ten hours on Tuesday. Senior leaders, including spokesperson Randeep Surjewala, were detained during Tuesday’s protests.
In 1938, Jawaharlal Nehru and fellow freedom fighters created the National Herald newspaper. It was intended to express the views of the Indian National Congress’s liberal wing. After Independence, this publication, published by Associated Journals Limited (AJL), became a platform for the Congress party. In addition, AJL published two more newspapers, one in Hindi and one in Urdu. The publication went out of business in 2008 with a debt of about Rs 90 crore.