NEW DELHI: Resuming its protests over BJP’s “political vendetta” against Rahul Gandhi, Congress on Monday accused the government of leading the country to chaos through its policies, while focusing on unleashing agencies against opposition leaders to stop them from asking questions.
A delegation of Congress leaders met President Ram Nath Kovind and complained about Delhi Police’s “attack” on party MPs during a protest in the capital last week and urged him to refer the matter to the Parliament’s privileges committees for action.
Led by chief ministers Ashok Gehlot and Bhupesh Baghel, and Mallikarjun Kharge, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Bhupinder Hooda, K C Venugopal, Salman Khurshid, Sachin Pilot, among others, Congress said the allegations regarding National Herald were baseless and only aimed at harassing the Gandhi family.
Gehlot said the country is facing extreme religious polarisation under BJP and corruption has shot up many times, while the ruling party is harassing the opposition leaders. He said the ED issued summons to Sonia Gandhi who is in hospital. “They are shameless,” he remarked.
Saying that BJP came to power in the name of ending corruption and black money, Gehlot said, “Instead, they’re selling off every asset of the country. They are trying to scare Congress and Rahul Gandhi by misusing the CBI, ED and the IT department. But it is BJP and the NDA government who are scared. Everyone is worried and no one knows where this country is headed.”
AICC spokesman Ajay Maken said the coercive action by the central agencies is a “glow and lovely scheme”, under which the accused persons are let off if they join BJP or compromise with the government. He named Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma, Union minister Narayan Rane, TMC rebel Mukul Roy and B S Yeddyurappa as some beneficiaries of the “scheme”.
Maken said Rahul Gandhi and Congress will continue to protest the misgovernance of the Modi regime, and pressure from agencies will not serve any purpose.

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