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National Herald case: BJP takes a dig at Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi after ED summons them in money laundering case, here’s what BJP said about Gandhis

Congress said it is not afraid of any summons by the Enforcement Directorate and will not be cowed down by any such vendetta by the Centre



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Hours after Enforcement Directorate (ED) summons Congress president Sonia Gandhi and son Rahul Gandhi in money laundering case, the BJP took a dig at Gandhis over being asked to appear for questioning in the famous National Herald case, which was closed by the investigating agency in 2015.

Declaring Gandhis criminal without probing charges against them, the BJP national president JP Nadda said a criminal will always deny their crimes. Have anybody ever seen a criminal calling him a criminal? They will of course, deny it, he asked while talking with ANI.

Nadda also said documents are proof. If a chargesheet is filed, they would approach court to get it quashed but they sought bail. It means they’re guilty, he said.

The derogatory remarks from the BJP chief came shortly after the ED issued summons for questioning Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.

After serving notice to Gandhis, the ED has asked Sonia Gandhi to depose before the probe agency at its headquarters in central Delhi on June 8 while Rahul Gandhi has been asked to appear tomorrow June 2.

Apart from ED summons to Gandhis in National Herald case, many opposition leaders have been either arrested by the Enforcement Directorate or are under the scannr.

Satyendra Jain, AAP

Earlier on Monday, the agency had arrested Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Delhi minister Satyendar Jain in a money laundering case claiming strong evidence against him. The AAP has accused the Centre of a political vendetta.

Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut is under the scanner in a money laundering case involving his wife Varsha Raut over the irregularities in a redevelopment project in Mumbai’s Goregaon. The ED has already seized properties linked to Raut and his wife.

Ajit Pawar, NCP

Senior NCP leader and minister in the Maharashtra government Ajit Pawar and his family members has been questioned by the ED in a money laundering case alleging that illegal money was diverted in several Benami properties, which were recently attached.

Karti Chidambaram, Congress

Congress parliamentarian Karti Chidambaram had also been summoned by the ED for his alleged involvement in facilitating visas to Chinese workers for the Talwandi Sabo Power Limited project for a bribe of Rs 50 lakh.

P Chidambaram, Congress

Former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram is also under the ED’s scanner in the INX media case in which he was earlier arrested by the ED.

Farooq Abdullah, National Conference

The ED had earlier summoned theformer Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah in a money laundering case alleging irregularities to the tune of Rs 43 crore in the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA). Abdullah was chief of JKCA when the alleged crime took place.

DK Shivakumar, Congress

Karnataka Congress Chief DK Shivakumar, who was arrested by the ED in 2019 after multiple rounds of questioning, had been served notice by the agency in a money laundering case. The case is based on an earlier Income Tax Department chargesheet filed against Shivakumar and others before a court in Bengaluru on charges of alleged tax evasion and hawala dealings.

Abhishek Banerjee, Trinamool Congress

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee’s nephew and Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee along with his wife Rujira Banerjee came under ED scanner in an alleged coal smuggling case. He was already questioned many times by the ED in this case.

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Shiv Sena, BJP to fight Lok Sabha elections together: CM Eknath Shinde declares after meeting Amit Shah

Shinde informed the meeting was held with Shah yesterday night.



Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Monday, posting a picture from his meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced the BJP and Shiv Sena to unitedly fight all the upcoming elections including the Lok Sabha elections in the state.

Shinde tweeted a picture, in which along with him and Shah, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis can also be seen.

Shinde informed the meeting was held with Shah yesterday night.

Shinde in the caption with the picture informed, in the meeting, it was decided that the ruling BJP-Shiv Sena in Maharashtra to contest all the upcoming elections in the state together, which includes the state assembly elections, local body elections and the mega 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

Shinde added, for the sake of Maharashtra’s development, their alliance is strong and in the past 11 months of the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance, the government has taken major steps towards progress of the state and has also given permission to the policies that were at halt.

Confident Shinde said, in the future elections, they will contest together and will win with majority to make Maharashtra as the top ranking state in the country.

The Maharashtra CM further added, discussions related to agriculture and cooperative department also held in the meeting with Shah.

Shinde also hoped for the continuous guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi towards the implementation of policies for development of Maharashtra.

Shinde was a Thackeray family loyalist until last year, when he along with 15 other MLAs in a dramatic turn of events  went against then Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, which resulted to the the collapse of Maha Vikash Aghadi government in the state and the formation of BJP-Shiv Sena alliance government with Shinde taking over as the Chief Minister.

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Telugu Desam Party chief  Chandrababu Naidu meets Amit Shah, Nadda, speculation of BJP-TDP alliance

Reports said, both the parties may go into an alliance for the upcoming elections. The meeting between the leaders lasted for about half an hour.



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Telugu Desam Party chief Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday evening, met BJP president JP Nadda and Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi to reportedly discuss an alliance ahead of the Telangana assembly election this year and 2024 general elections. The meeting lasted for an hour.

Reports said, both the parties may go into an alliance for the upcoming elections. The meeting between the leaders lasted for about half an hour.

During the Narendra Modi led NDA came to the power at Centre in 2014, Naidu’s TDP was a part of the alliance until March 2018, when it broke the alliance on the special status issue to Andhra Pradesh.

The decision that was taken by Naidu just before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, he had then said it was in concern with the Centre overlooking Andhra Pradesh in the annual budget of the Centre.

Both the parties came together after the recent municipal elections in Port Blair. In March this year the Port-Blair municipal elections the TDP emerged as the kingmaker backing the BJP in the council formation.

If the two parties extended ties, it is expected to come as a shot in the arm for the BJP which has an aspiring target of expanding its footprint in Andhra Pradesh and and other southern region.

The Centre ruled party recently lost the Karnataka assembly elections, the lone southern state, where the party was in power.

However, the failure of the Karnataka Assembly elections has shifted BJP’s senior leadership’s attention to other states in South India, particularly Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, where the party does not want to give the Congress any influence.

Reports said, while the TDP has emerged as one of the key opposition parties in Telangana, it has struggled to find support among the politically dominant castes in Andhra Pradesh.

Amid the speculations of an alliance between the TDP and BJP, both the parties have been throwing signals about a possible alliance in the near future.

The TDP recently distanced itself from the opposition’s move to boycott the Parliament inauguration event and marked its presence.

Reports said, the BJP leadership has made Telangana the party’s priority in its Mission South and has advanced in the state’s local body elections.

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War of words breaks out between BJP, Congress over Rahul Gandhi’s saying Muslim League is a secular party

Former Congress President and MP Mr. Rahul Gandhi got criticized by the BJP Leaders in India after his comment on the Muslim League is completely secular



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Several BJP leaders were quick to pounce on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s comment at the National Press Club in Washington DC calling the Muslim League a secular party.

In his interaction in Washington DC, Rahul Gandhi said the Muslim League is a completely secular party and is in alliance with the Muslim League in Kerala as part of the United Democratic Front. Gandhi said there is nothing non-secular about the Muslim League and questioned the reporter’s knowledge about the Muslim League.

Senior BJP leaders said Rahul Gandhi is insulting India from foreign shores. Uttar Pradesh Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya said Rahul Gandhi should apologise for his comments and should speak about it to the people in India once he is here.

Union Minister Prahlad Singh Patel said he does not take Rahul Gandhi seriously and blamed the comment on a Congress tendency. He said the comment was dangerous as such seeds of division can grow up to be challenges to the country.

Former Law Minister and BJP leader Kiren Rijiju criticised Rahul Gandhi’s statement on the Muslim League’s secular character. BJP IT Cell chief Amit Malviya criticized Rahul Gandhi on Twitter.

In response, Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera hit out at Malviya on Twitter and questioned the BJP IT Cell chief’s wisdom and awareness about the Muslim League. He schooled him about the difference between the Indian Union Muslim League in Kerala and the Muslim League of Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

During the Washington DC interaction, Rahul Gandhi held forth on various topics including the party’s chances in the 2024 Lok Sabha, the move for Opposition unity to take on the BJP and the perils of unemployment that has been encircling India. Gandhi said his party was holding regular dialogue with all Opposition parties, there is a lot of good work happening in that regard.

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