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Congress’s attack against ‘Agneepath’ and ED, protest in Chandigarh under the leadership of State President Udaybhan and former CM Bhupendra Hooda, memorandum sent to the President

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 18

On Saturday, the Congress in Haryana took to the streets in Chandigarh against the ED’s questioning of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. Congress MLAs and senior leaders demonstrated under the leadership of State President Chau Udaybhan and Leader of Opposition and former CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda. However, the Chandigarh Police stopped them by putting up barricades at a distance from the state Congress headquarters in Sector-9. The Congressmen also had an altercation with the police. The Congress leaders wanted to march on foot to the Haryana Raj Bhavan. They wanted to send a memorandum to the President through the Governor against the alleged misuse of ED and other constitutional institutions and the Agneepath scheme of the Central Government. As the Governor was out of Chandigarh, only his secretary reached among the protesters and took a memorandum from them. After this the Congressmen withdrew their protest.

After this, in a conversation with the media, Hooda and Udaybhan said that Congress leaders are being harassed unnecessarily by the ED. The BJP government at the Center is misusing the constitutional institutions. A false case has been registered against Congress President Sonia Gandhi and former President Rahul Gandhi in the National Herald newspaper case. No action is taken by the ED in this case, yet Rahul Gandhi is being tortured by interrogating him for ten hours.

He said that the BJP has left no chance to destroy democracy and constitutional institutions in the last years. The government wants to suppress the voice of all opposition parties for its autocratic rule. If this is the attitude of the government, it will undermine our constitutional values ​​and the freedom that has been earned through much sacrifice and struggle.

Udaybhan said that the National Herald case in which the top leadership of the Congress is being harassed was founded by leaders like Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Patel, Purushottam Das Tandon, Acharya Narendra Dev and Rafi Ahmed Kidwai in 1937 to ensure independence. To give a strong voice to the movement. He has demanded in the memorandum that the cases registered against the Congress leaders should be withdrawn immediately. Similarly, Congress has demanded immediate withdrawal of the Agneepath scheme of the Centre.

These leaders were involved in the demonstration

Working State President Jitendra Kumar Bhardwaj, MLA Aftab Ahmed, Dr. Raghubir Singh Kadian, Jagbir Singh Malik, Shakuntala Khatak, Dharam Singh Chhokkar, Jaiveer Singh Valmiki, Bishan Lal Saini, Mohammad Ilyas, Subhash Deshwal, Maman Khan Engineer, Varun Mulana in the performance of Congress , Balbir Singh Valmiki Mewa Singh, Pradeep Choudhary, Shamsher Singh Gogi, Shaily Choudhary, Induraj Narwal, former speaker Ashok Arora, Anand Singh Dangi, Chau Diluram Baazigar, Subhash Chaudhary, Sultan Singh Jandaula, Lahiri Singh, Bhimsen Mehta, Narendra Sangwan, Lalit Nagar, Lakhan Singh Singla, Naresh Selwal, Sukhbir Singh Farmana, Dharampal Sangwan, Mahila Congress State President Sudha Bharadwaj, Youth Congress State President Divyanshu Budhiraja, Chakravarti Sharma, Sardar Trilochan Singh, Virendra Pal Shah and many senior leaders were involved.

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