ED questions Rahul for second day

NEW DELHI, June 14:
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was questioned for over eight hours by the Enforcement Directorate for the second consecutive day today in the National Herald money-laundering case, while the opposition party continued its protests and sparred with the BJP, accusing it of vendetta politics.
Gandhi, 51, who was quizzed for over 10 hours on Monday, arrived at the ED headquarters on APJ Abdul Kalam Road in central Delhi accompanied by his sister and Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and his questioning began at 11:30 am.
After a session of about four hours, Gandhi took a break for about an hour at around 3:30 pm and went home. He rejoined the questioning around 4:30 pm and was still at the ED office at 8.30 pm.
The former Congress president had left the federal agency’s office at 11.10 pm on Monday after being questioned over multiple sessions and recording his statement under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
Earlier in the day, Gandhi joined senior party leaders at a “dharna” at the Congress headquarters, where the chief ministers of Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, Ashok Gehlot and Bhupesh Baghel, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and party MPs were also present.
Hundreds of Congress leaders and supporters were detained outside the party headquarters at 24, Akbar Road and around central Delhi as they tried to hold a protest against the ED action for the second day.
The BJP hit out at the opposition party, saying it is blocking roads to show its “leaders are above the law” and termed the protests “drama”.
“When lawful action is taking place in a case of corruption, Congress is doing this drama and blocking roads….It shows the party considers its leaders above law,” BJP’s national spokesperson Sambit Patra said.(PTI)