New Delhi: BJP leader from the northeast and Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday lashed out at the Congress and Rahul Gandhi for the conduct with regard to questioning by the Enforcement Directorate in the ‘National Herald’ case.
“Through his drama, Rahul Gandhi has proven that he has done something wrong. Otherwise, he would have gone there silently and given a statement to the media later,” Sarma said.
He said the procession was taken out and he appeared before the ED with “an army” of supporters. “India has changed, nobody will be scared of you now,” he said.
Sarma, who was earlier a Congress leader and a Minister in Assam, said- “Rahul Gandhi is an MP of this country. When ED summoned him, he should appear before them and present his side before ED officers”. The law takes its own course, he further added.
“India’s law is so strong that you will never be punished if you are innocent,” he said.
But the vocal chief minister hastened to add, “What does it mean if you go to the ED office with your supporters, Chief Ministers and MPs – like you will file a nomination? It means that you want to scare ED…..that ED gets scared of your so-called popularity and takes no action against you”.
India has changed a lot, the Chief Minister asserted.
Earlier, BJP spokesman Sambit Patra said the law was taking its course and whatever is happening in the case is being done following the constitutional provisions.
The case is pending before a court and Rahul Gandhi is out on bail, Patra pointed out.
Several leaders and workers were detained in the capital on Monday and many Congress leaders including senior parliamentarians and chief ministers dismissed the entire case calling it a political vendetta.