In a hard-hitting assertion on the arrest of party spokesperson Pawan Khera, Congress on Thursday referred to as the transfer “arbitrary and dictatorial” and a “cowardly try” to derail the AICC plenary in Raipur. Congress Common Secretary KC Venugopal additional stated that Khera was arrested as a result of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was terrified of being questioned on his relationship with Gautam Adani.
“Khera was arrested on completely baseless costs, which had been solely trumped up as a result of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is terrified of being questioned on his relationship with Gautam Adani,” Venugopal stated.
“This charade just isn’t going to discourage us from elevating questions in regards to the method by which the Modi authorities has systematically favoured the Adani group and is conspicuously silent on allegations of inventory rigging, over valuation and benami cash being pushed by means of an online of shell corporations in opposition to the Adani Group of corporations,” the Congress chief additional stated.
Khera, who was on his method to Raipur for the Congress plenary session, was arrested amid excessive drama by Assam Police after he was deboarded from an IndiGo flight at Delhi airport.
A number of circumstances have been registered in opposition to the Congress chief over his alleged remarks in opposition to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He was subsequently launched on interim bail following a Supreme Court docket directive.
Congress leaders sat on a dharna on the airport tarmac in protest and didn’t permit police to take him away with out an arrest warrant.
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Denouncing the “excessive handedness” of the BJP authorities, Venugopal stated Khera was probably the most articulate voices of Congress, who has “opposed and questioned the flawed insurance policies and divisive agenda of the Modi authorities”.
Venugopal sought to hyperlink the arrest of Khera with BJP’s bid to derail Congress’ plenary session in Chhattisgarh.
“The Enforcement Directorate raided Congress leaders in Chhattisgarh, clearly timed to intimidate our Chhattisgarh unit throughout the essential strategy planning stage of the plenary. Nonetheless, the BJP is completely misguided if it believes that such laughable intimidation ways are going to dissuade us from exposing its corruption and misgovernance,” he stated.
The ‘Haath Se Haath Jodo’ AICC plenary will give a brand new imaginative and prescient to the nation and begin the countdown for the tip of BJP’s misrule on the Centre, Venugopal additional stated.
BJP Response On Pawan Khera’s Arrest
The BJP stated the Opposition social gathering’s leaders mustn’t reside on this “false impression” that they had been above the legislation and criticised them for his or her agitation on the Delhi airport tarmac.
“No matter is finished is finished lawfully. Congress leaders mustn’t reside beneath this false impression that they’re above the legislation,” BJP spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia informed reporters.
“Now its spokesperson is apologising. That is the petty politics of the Congress that it’ll hold abusing the prime minister even when it loses no matter little standing it could have,” Bhatia stated.
Why Was Pawan Khera Arrested?
Khera just lately referred to the Prime Minister as “Narendra Gautamdas Modi” whereas criticising the Central authorities over the row involving the enterprise conglomerate headed by Gautam Adani. The ruling social gathering has accused him of constructing enjoyable of the prime minister and his late father.
PM’s Modi’s full identify is Narendra Damodardas Modi, with the center identify Damodardas standing for his father’s identify, a standard apply in lots of components of the nation.