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NPCC urges President to restrain NDA Govt.

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DIMAPUR, JUNE 13: The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) today urged the President of India to restrain the NDA Government in the Centre “from indulging in political vendetta” by using the official agencies like ED, CBI, NIA, etc., to register “fake and fabricated” cases against the Congress President, Sonia Gandhi and MP Rahul Gandhi.
In a memorandum submitted to the President of India, through the Governor of Nagaland, NPCC Working President, Khriedi Theunuo alleged that political vendetta have been unleashed by the NDA Government against political opponents in the country utilizing the services of Central Government agencies like ED, CBI, NIA, etc.
The NPCC stated that based on a private criminal complaint filed by a BJP MP in 2013, the Enforcement Directorate has registered a fresh case under the criminal provision of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) after taking cognizance of an Income Tax Department probe against Young Indian Pvt. Ltd, the Congress President, Sonia Gandhi and MP Rahul Gandhi were summoned for recording statements in a money laundering case linked to the National Herald newspaper.
The NPCC mentioned that in the earlier case, Rahul Gandhi was given a clean chit by the competent authority but the ED is registering fresh cases against him.
It also mentioned that the present case filed against the Congress President Sonia Gandhi and MP Rahul Gandhi is deliberately to harass and silence the opposition leaders from highlighting the failure and wrong policy of the NDA Government.
Meanwhile, protesting against the use of Government agencies including ED by the Central Government, NPCC President, K Therie today said that the BJP Government at the Centre has unleashed political vendetta against political opponents.
Addressing media persons at DCC Office here, Therie said that almost all the politicians or the people of the nation who are capable of voicing against the wrong, capable of standing for the Constitution, capable of voicing for the people who cannot voice are brought under the arena of the ED, CBI, NIA, etc. and police, SIT and all Government machines, unlike the past 60-70 years of Congress rule.
“All the Government machineries in the last 7 to 8 years of Modi rule, the Government agencies have become political tools, which has never happened in the history of Congress.”
Citing the Godhra incident of 2002, the NPCC president said over 700 Muslims were massacred, over 250 Hindus also died but Modi himself have asked his police officials to allow Hindus to unleash the anger and therefore the Godhra riot.
“But the Congress although in ruling we have only allowed let the law take its own course, otherwise that Government should have been dismissed on the same day and the Chief Minister and Home Minister and all the responsible officers should have been booked”, he stated.
“Congress has never used agencies but unfortunately we see all these agencies are being misused and are now become political tools, especially BJP tools”, he reiterated.
Stressing the Congress is against the use of Government agencies as political tools and to for the political vendetta, the Congress leader said, “In the Northeast, we believe in forgiveness and truth. We don’t consider vendetta, revenge as means, answers to the solution. It is not our culture, it is not our custom, it is not our way to protest in the streets, destroy properties.”
Talking about the summons issued to Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, Therie said it is a case of National Herald and claimed that there was no exchange of money. “When there is not money, what is laundering of money?” he asked.
“It is purely a political vendetta. It is Rahul who is questioning Modi. That’s why they want to cow him down”, Therie said adding, “Rahul cannot be cowed down…he is a man of standing…he is ready to go to jail.”
Therie also expressed confidence that the ED will not be able to find anything wrong with Rahul Gandhi.

AICC Secretary & incharge of Nagaland, Ranajit Mukherjee was also present on the occasion.
(Page News Service)

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