Congress on Monday alleged that the Enforcement Directorate was leaking information selectively to certain media houses to malign the image of the Congress leader.
Addressing a press conference here at party headquarters Congress Spokesperson Ajay Maken said narrative is being set by the Modi government to influence the investigation against Rahul Gandhi.
Maken’s remarks came after Rahul Gandhi was set to appear before the ED. For the fourth time in connection with National Herald case.
“The government is planting false and selective news to tarnish the image of our leaders” he alleged.
Maken said , “the National Herald case is such an issue, in which no one has, benefited from a single penny. But, still, for the fourth consecutive day our leader has been called only to malign the image of our party.
Talking about the Agnipath scheme. He said the government should immediately rollback the Scheme. Which was imposed without proper consultations with the opposition and other stakeholders.
“The scheme should first be discussed with youth and in parliament. Then the government should take the final call on it”. He added.
Maken added that the government is trying to suppress the voice of opposition by using CBI and ED.
Calling ED as the Election Management Department of the BJP Maken said. There are 5,422 cases under ED, and out of these cases 5,310 have been filed by the Modi government in the last year.
“Doesn”t this show that the ED has now become the Election Management Department?” he said.
Maken said AICC headquarters has been turned into barracks. By the Delhi police and all the leader of the party are forced to plea at several places. Before they are allowed to enter the office.
“There is no democracy left in this country. Of the general secretary of a party need permission from the police to reach office”. He said.
The spokesperson also said congress delegation will meet the president today at 5 PM to apprise him over the issue of Agnipath and the high-handedness of Delhi police.