Maharashtra Congress Speaker Nana Patole on Saturday alleged that the BJP was abusing central agencies against Sonia and party MP Rahul Gandhi as part of a political vendetta.
Patole accused the Center of not respecting democratic principles and the Constitution. “The Modi government has turned central investigative agencies such as the CBI, ED, Department of Income Tax and Narcotics Control Bureau into puppets and they are being misused to silence the government. ‘opposition. Leaders of opposition parties across the country are being raided and action taken against them,” he alleged.
Patole said the BJP was shocked to see the enthusiasm of the Congress during the party’s recently organized Navsankalp Shivir in Udaipur, Rajasthan, “that’s why to pressure our leaders, ED notices their are sent in manufactured cases”. “The Congress of Maharashtra Pradesh strongly supports Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi and we are not afraid of these crackdown tactics used by the Modi government,” he said.
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Patole said his party had raised its voice against the BJP’s “oppressive, tyrannical and arbitrary” rule. “Congress has taken to the streets to hold the BJP to account on issues such as the Three Farm Bills, inflation and unemployment,” he said.
On June 13, the protest in Mumbai will be led by Patole, Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat and Ministers Ashok Chavan, KC Padvi, Amit Deshmukh, Aslam Sheikh, Satej Patil and Vishwajit Kadam, and Mumbai Congress President Bhai Jagta, among others. And in Nagpur, ministers Nitin Raut Vijay Wadettiwar, Yashomati Thakur and Sunil Kedar will lead the protest.