Mumbai: In a scathing attack on the Prime Minister, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said he is “not afraid of Narendra Modi” and will not be “intimidated” by the Enforcement Directorate’s action in the National Herald case.
Gandhi’s reaction comes a day after the ED sealed the Young Indian’s office at the Herald House here, and the Delhi Police briefly closed the party offices and residences of Rahul and Sonia Gandhi.
“These are intimidation attempts,” he told reporters outside parliament. “We will not be afraid. We are not afraid of Narendra Modi.”
In his first reaction after the ED sealed the premises of the Young Indian at the Congress-owned National Herald office, Gandhi said, “They can do whatever they want. It doesn’t matter. I will protect the country and democracy. Will keep working and maintain harmony in the country. Whatever they can do, I will keep doing my job.”
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The former Congress president said the BJP government feels it can “silence us by putting some pressure on us”.
He had said in his media briefing, “We will not remain silent. We will stand against what Narendra Modi Ji, and Amit Shah Ji are doing in this country, against democracy, no matter what they do,” he had told in his media briefing.
Asked about the BJP’s assertion that it will not let them “run away” from the law, Gandhi said, “Who is talking about running away? They are talking about running away.”