Enforcement Directorate has become a political tool, says Nagaland Congress
Dimapur, June 15 (EMN): As the Enforcement Directorate (ED) continues to grill Congress MP Rahul Gandhi in the National Herald case, the Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) on Wednesday expressed anguish and condemned the BJP-led NDA government for the continued attacks on its leaders by using “government agencies”.
Addressing a press conference at Congress Bhavan in Dimapur, NPCC president K Therie claimed that the ED had become a political tool, questioning and trying to find fault with the opposition leaders but not applying the same yardstick to BJP leaders.
‘We have lost democracy and this not the way we expect of justice and equality, wherein every citizen has the right to live and right to voice for the people,’ he said, adding that the party wants the people to understand that the Centre is using the government agencies against citizens and terming it as ‘legal terror’ and ‘facism’.
Therie said Rahul Gandhi will not be cowed down, and would continue to stand for the people and the nation as he has no guilty conscience.
Ranajit Mukherjee, Secretary, AICC in-charge of Nagaland, also condemned the Delhi Police for allegedly entering the AICC headquarters and harassing the party workers. He said that every party worker has the right to enter any party office across the state and condemned the imposition of section 144 on Akbar Road to prevent workers from entering the party headquarters.
He said that the Congress party workers across the nation are enraged at the deliberate political vendetta being carried on its leadership.
Alemjongshi Longkumer, Vice President of NPCC, likened the present situation to democratic dictatorship, while stating that Rahul Gandhi is one of the ‘most vocal political leaders’ voicing out against the ‘misgovernance’ of the central government.
He further opined that the Centre has failed ‘politically, socially, economically, environmentally and morally’.