Rahul Gandhi tells ED 'can sit for more 10 hours' as he does ...
New Delhi: Speaking about how he managed the marathon questioning sessions with the Enforcement Directorate, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi today said that the probe agency’s officers were surprised by his patience and endurance.
While addressing party workers at the Delhi headquarters, he said that he never felt alone in the office even though he was sitting in a 12/12 ft room with three ED officers. “I wasn’t alone in the room, all you Congress workers were with me. All those who believe in freedom were also with me.
Mr. Gandhi said the ED officers asked him at night how he was able to sit upright in the chair for over 11 hours without being tired, as they were tired. “I thought let me not tell them the real reason, I told them I do Vipassana. You have to sit for long hours in that, you get used to it,” he remarked in jest.
Rahul Gandhi then narrated his five-day experience. “I answered questions, checked all the answers, and didn’t leave my chair much, he said, adding that on the last day the officers asked him how he has so much patience.
“I told them I won’t tell you…you know what the truth is? The truth is I have been working with Congress since 2004, of course, I have patience. This party doesn’t let us tire out and it teaches us patience. Look at Sachin Pilot (indicating he is also patiently waiting for his due). That is how we fight for people,” he said.
He then slammed the Centre over unemployment, damaging the MSME sector, and various other policy decisions.
“The biggest issue in the country is jobs and the government has broken the “spine of the country” by harming small and medium businesses, Mr. Gandhi said, addressing Congress parliamentarians and legislators from across the country who converged at the party headquarters in Delhi to express solidarity with him after he was questioned by the probe agency.
Mr. Ganadhi further reminded the party workers about his prediction on the farm laws which were later rolled back by the center. “Didn’t I tell you that Farm Laws will be revoked? See, Modiji had to revoke it. Now I am telling you, the Agnipath scheme will be shelved. Wait and watch. The new ‘dhoka‘ that Modi has done with India and its army, will be undone,” Mr. Gandhi said.
The Wayanad MP has so far been questioned for more than 50 hours in five days by the ED in connection with an alleged money laundering case linked to the National newspaper.
Meanwhile, Congress President Sonia Gandhi who was admitted to the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital got discharged and has requested seeking more time to appear before the probe agency.