Sonia Gandhi Appears Before ED for 3rd Round of Questioning

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Several Congress parliamentarians were detained near Parliament as they tried to carry out a protest march from Parliament house to Rashtrapati Bhawan against the questioning of their president Sonia Gandhi by the Enforcement Directorate.

Team Clarion

NEW DELHI — Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for the third day after second round of questioning which lasted for six hours on Tuesday in connection with the National Herald case.

She reached the ED office at 11 a.m. along with her daughter Priyanka Gandhi who was seen carrying a medicine box as Congress president is not in good health. The central agency has permitted Priyanka to be present in the office during the interrogation but in a separate room on her request.

Heavy security was in place around the Congress headquarters in New Delhi ahead of party president Sonia Gandhi’s third round of questioning at the Enforcement Directorate(ED) office in the National Herald case on Wednesday.

Anticipating another protest march by the Congress workers, police has placed several barricades on the road to stop the protesters from moving towards the ED office. The barricades were placed en route from 24 Akbar road to the ED Office, Paryawaran Bhawan, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam road.

Meanwhile, amid heavy security layers outside the Congress party headquarters, the party workers on Wednesday staged an intense protest and were subsequently detained by the police. Several Congress parliamentarians were detained near Parliament as they tried to carry out a protest march from Parliament house to Rashtrapati Bhawan against the questioning of their president Sonia Gandhi by the Enforcement Directorate.

The parliamentarians had planned to give a memorandum to President Droupadi Murmu over the central government’s alleged vendetta politics and no discussion of important issues like price rise in Parliament.

A team of additional director Monika Sharma is recording Gandhi’s statement.

Sources said that on Tuesday she was asked the same set of questions which were asked to Rahul Gandhi during his five-day questioning. (With agency inputs)

Sonia Gandhi reached the ED office at 11 a.m. along with her daughter Priyanka Gandhi. — IANS

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