Rahul Gandhi detained during protest against Sonia Gandhi’s questioning
Police detained former Congress President Rahul Gandhi and several Congress MPs from Vijay Chowk here today while protesting against the Enforcement Directorate (ED) questioning of Sonia Gandhi in connection with National Herald Case, reports said.
Rahul Gandhi and the other Congress MPs had gathered at Vijay Chowk to march towards the Rashtrapati Bhavan to draw the President’s attention to the alleged misuse of agencies by the government, but were stopped by the police.
Gandhi was put in a police bus but officials did not disclose where he was being taken, according to news agency PTI report.
Other Congress MPs at the Vijay Chowk protest site were detained and taken away in separate police buses.
“All Congress MPs stopped at Vijay Chowk and prevented from marching to Rashtrapati Bhavan. Forcibly arrested. Now we are in police buses being taken to a place only PM and HM know where,” Congress Rajya Sabha MP Jairam Ramesh tweeted.
The Congress MPs had earlier gathered at Parliament to decide on the party’s strategy as Sonia Gandhi appeared before the ED for questioning in a money laundering case pertaining to the National Herald newspaper, for the second time, reports added.
Rahul Gandhi has already appeared before the probe agency for questioning in the same case.