Over Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) summons to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Congress general secretary Randeep Surjewala on Tuesday slammed BJP alleging that Centre is scared as Gandhi he raises voice against issues like unemployment, inflation and Chinese infiltration.

Addressing a press conference, Surjewala said, “Why is BJP scared of Rahul Gandhi’s strong voice? When China infiltrated and the government was in denial mode, it is Rahul Gandhi who raised his voice. Even today, the government could not drive China out.”

On Monday, Gandhi was questioned for over 10 hours by the ED in a money-laundering probe linked to the National Herald newspaper on Monday. He has appeared again before the central probe agency today.

He further said, “Rahul Gandhi has been raising his voice against the Modi government on inflation and rising prices of petrol and diesel. He raised questions about the sinking economy and unemployment.”

Elaborating further, Surjewala stated that Mr Gandhi has also highlighted the mismanagement of the COVID pandemic and forced the government to provide free vaccines.

Besides, Surjewala also attacked the Centre over the unemployment issue stating, “It is called ‘900 chuhe khaakar billi Hajj ko chali’. We are experiencing the worst employment rate in 50 years. The rupee value is the lowest in 75 years.”

On Monday, while Rahul Gandhi was questioned by the ED, Congress leaders and workers staged protests holding placards at AICC headquarters in New Delhi over the summons.

Various leaders, including Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, took part in the party’s Satyagraha march.

(With inputs from ANI)