Replying to his allegations, House Leader Piyush Goyal said, “The government does not interfere in the work of any law enforcement agency,” he claimed.
“Maybe in their (Congressional) rule it was happening. Now if somebody does something wrong, the agencies will do their duty,” Goyal added.
It came a day after the ED sealed off Young Indian’s office at the national herald Delhi police office and personnel were deployed outside the Congress headquarters on Akbar Road.
LoP Kharge also told the Upper House: “I got a summons from ED, they called me at 12:30. I want to obey the law, but is it fair that they convene when Parliament is in session? Is it right for the police to run the residences of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi? We will not be afraid, we will fight.
Later that day, Kharge appeared at the office of the National Herald, where he was summoned by the ED.
Meanwhile, speaking about the ED investigation, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said it was an attempt at intimidation by the Narendra Modi-led government.
He said: “They think they can silence us with a little pressure… We won’t be intimidated. We’re not afraid of Narendra Modi. They can do whatever they want.”
Acting Congress leader Sonia Gandhi was questioned by the ED in the money laundering case last week.
The investigative agency’s action was criticized by Congress leaders Jairam Ramesh, Ashok Gehlot, Abhishek Singhvi and others.