Imphal: Congress party in Manipur today accused the ruling BJP of using the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to divert people’s attention from the various issues confronting the government.
Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president K Meghachandra said that the BJP has been using the ED as a tool to divert people’s attention from price rise and unemployment which have plagued the common man.
“Since the BJP came to power at the Centre and states, common people are at the limit of their woes due to its faulty and anti-people policies,” Meghachandra who talked to reporters on the sideline of a sit-in-protest in Imphal’s Congress Bhavan said.
A large number of Congress workers including leaders took part in the protest staged in solidarity to the AICC’s protest at New Delhi against repeated summoning of AICC chief Sonia Gandhi by ED.
The MPCC president added that after knowing the real face of the saffron party, people have diverted their attention from the party and are facing downfall in various states of the country.
“Knowing the fact and fearing a defeat in the coming general elections to the Lok Sabha due by 2024, the BJP is trying to defame opposition parties, particularly the Congress,” the Congress leader alleged.
“Repeated summoning of AICC chief Sonia Gandhi by the ED at the behest of the BJP government at the Centre is a part of the saffron party’s poll strategy,” he added.
“The BJP is doing so as the ruling party is facing downfall in many states of the country,” he reiterated.
“There is no reason for ED repeatedly summoning the AICC leaders. The ruling BJP is misusing the ED as a political tool to defame Congress leaders and to project them involved in corruption,” the MPCC president added.