MPCC chief slams Modi Govt

Mumbai, Nov 22 (Agency) Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president Nana Patole on Wednesday slammed the Narendra Modi government at the Centre, saying that the desperate and disappointed Modi government has taken action against the National Herald through Enforcement Directorate as it is scared of defeat in upcoming assembly elections. Speaking to media in Nagpur, he said that assembly elections are being held in five states namely Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana and Mizoram, where the picture emerging is such that BJP is losing in all these states, he noted. The rallies of Congress national president Mallikarjun Kharge, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi are getting a great response from the people, but on the other hand, people have turned their backs on the meetings of Prime Minister Modi, he pointed.

The MPCC chief further said that all documents of the National Herald case are in the public and stated that the Modi government had been taking action against the National Herald ever since it came to power, but nothing has emerged from it so far, he stressed. “Every time when defeat is visible, the Modi government tries to divert attention of the public by misusing the ED and indulging in such activities. But now it will be of no use. The whole country knows the truth of the matter,” he said. Earlier also in the same case, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi were summoned in the name of investigation and they were made to sit for 10 hours and were harassed, but nothing came out of it too, he recalled. “No one from the Gandhi family or any of its directors receive salary or profits from the Associated Journal, the company that runs the National Herald,” Patole asserted. Therefore, BJP’s allegation of a scam is completely baseless, he added.