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National Herald case: Not afraid of Narendra Modi, will not be intimidated, says Rahul Gandhi on ED action

National Herald case: Gandhi's reaction came a day after the ED sealed the office of Young Indian in Herald House in the national capital, and the Delhi police briefly barricaded his residence and the party office here.

Paras Bisht Edited By: Paras Bisht @ParasBisht15 New Delhi Updated on: August 04, 2022 13:25 IST

Highlights

  • Rahul Gandhi gave his first response after the ED sealing the Young Indian office in Delhi
  • On the barricading issue, he said "truth cannot be barricaded"
  • In the morning, Congress held a meeting of all its MPs to derive the future course of action

National Herald case: Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi a day after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) sealed the office of Young Indian in Herald House in the national capital, and the Delhi police briefly barricaded his residence and the party office here.

The former Congress president Rahul Gandhi said he is "not afraid of Narendra Modi" and will not be "intimidated" by ED action in the National Herald case. Gandhi termed these actions an "attempt at intimidation".

"We will not be intimidated. We are not afraid of Narendra Modi," he told reporters outside Parliament. "They may do whatever they want.

It does not matter." "I will continue to work to protect the country and democracy and maintain harmony in the country. I will continue to do my work whatever they may do," he said in his first response after the ED sealing the Young Indian office.

On the barricading issue, he said "truth cannot be barricaded", and added his party will continue to protest. The former Congress chief said the BJP government thinks it can "silence us by putting some pressure on us". "But we will not be silenced," he said. "What Narendra Modi and Amit Shah are doing in this country and against democracy, we will stand against it whatever they may do. It does not matter." 

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In the morning, the Congress held a meeting of all its MPs to derive the future course of action after ED sealed the Herald House. The party has maintained that it will go ahead with its scheduled protest on the issue of inflation and GST on Friday despite being denied permission.

Congress has also accused the ruling dispensation of treating the party leaders as "terrorists". "The entire country is watching as an investigating agency has been deployed mindlessly against the leadership of India's oldest political party. You (the BJP) are treating this party, its leaders and institutions as terrorists," Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi has said during a media briefing on Wednesday. "The word - 'fear' is not there in the dictionary of the Congress party," Singhvi has said, adding that the voice of the party's leadership will not be silenced with such "cheap tactics".

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