Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad stated the Enforcement Directorate ought to maintain in mind the age and fitness of Sonia Gandhi earlier than subjecting her to repeated wondering.
The Congress alleged on Wednesday that the cash-laundering regulation has been weaponised to goal and humiliate humans, and urged the Supreme Court to decide quickly on the matter regarding the National Herald-Associated Journals Limited case.
The announcement got here on an afternoon whilst Congress president Sonia Gandhi (75) seemed earlier than the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for the 1/3 day to face wondering in reference to a money-laundering case touching on the National Herald newspaper.
The Congress additionally fielded its senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad in team spirit with Sonia Gandhi and stated political opponents must now not be handled as “enemies”.
Mr Azad, a prominent member of the “Group of 23 (G-23)” that has been essential of the Congress management, stated the ED have to preserve in thoughts the age and health of Sonia Gandhi before subjecting her to repeated questioning in the case, wherein party chief Rahul Gandhi has already been wondered for over 50 hours.
He said the Congress leader is aged, has not been well and become admitted to a health center, adding that she can not withhold the stress of probe businesses.
“Even in wars, kings used to give instructions that women have to now not be attacked and people now not keeping properly have to be spared,” Mr Azad stated, urging the corporations no longer to be harsh on an aged and unwell Sonia Gandhi.
“I would urge the government and the ED to maintain this in mind as subjecting Sonia Gandhi to companies like this is not right,” he delivered.
Another senior member of the G-23 grouping and a former Union minister, Anand Sharma, stated weaponisation of laws and their use to goal and humiliate people ought to not take place.
He stated the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) has raised many issues and alleged that the law has been weaponised.
Mr Sharma was hoping that the Supreme Court will pop out with an knowledgeable judgment on this regard.
Rajasthan Chief Minister and senior Congress chief Ashok Gehlot advised the Supreme Court to quickly pronounce a verdict within the National Herald case wherein the Gandhis are being questioned.
“Sonia ji has been called (via the ED) for the 1/3 time. There is terror of the ED in the u . S . A . And this example is earlier than the Supreme Court. It should be decided quickly,” he instructed reporters.