The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has granted exemption from appearance to Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi for some time in the National Herald case. Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday urged the Enforcement Directorate to extend the date of her appearance by a few weeks. After which the ED has accepted his request. ED will issue a new date regarding when Sonia will be questioned now. According to sources, the agency is yet to fix the next date of fresh summons to Sonia.
Earlier, Congress General Secretary Jairam Ramesh tweeted, “After Sonia Gandhi was hospitalized due to covid and lung infection, doctors have now advised rest at home. In such a situation, the Congress President today wrote a letter to the ED saying that the date of his appearance should be extended for the next few weeks till he is completely healthy.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi was summoned by the ED on June 23 in connection with an alleged money laundering case related to the National Herald newspaper. Sonia was recently admitted to a private hospital in Delhi due to health issues related to Kovid-19, from where she was discharged on Monday evening.
In the same case, the ED questioned Rahul Gandhi for more than 50 hours in five days and during this time his statement was recorded under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). The Congress has termed the ED’s action as vendetta politics against the opposition leaders of the BJP-led central government.
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