Salman Khurshid says he is taking part in protests to save his leader; BJP says the true nature of the turmoil is being exposed – Political News , The Switzerland Times

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BJP spokesman Shehzad Poonawalla said the statement clearly states that the protests are not about ‘desh bachao’ but about ‘parivar bachao’.

Archive image of Salman Khurshid. Reuters

New Delhi: Congress leader Salman Khurshid began arguing Friday, saying he joined the protests to save his leader while his leader rescues him. save the family and not about price increases and inflation.

“…Why will I come to save the family? I come to save my leader, my leader saves me. I have no problem with them making this a definition of family,” Khurshid said.

BJP spokesman Shehzad Poonawalla jumped on the statement and said the statement clearly states that the protests are not about “desh bachao”, but about “parivar bachao”.

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“First they will loot the country and then save the corrupt leader. This is their reality. This is not about Desh Bachao but about Parivar Bachao,” Poonawalla tweeted.

Today’s protests come amid the questioning of Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi and other congressional leaders in the National Herald case. Congress had taken to the streets against the questioning of Gandhis by the enforcement directorate in the case, alleging that the BJP had targeted opposition leaders for raising their voices against the government.

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On the other hand, the BJP claims that the protests are nothing but to intimidate the investigative agency and divert people’s attention from the ED heat on the Gandhis.

The investigative agency has also stepped up searches amid the intensified investigation, which Congress opposed.

Last week, Rahul Gandhi was among a number of top leaders who were detained while demonstrations were conducted while Sonia Gandhi was interrogated.

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On Thursday, the Rajya Sabha opposition leader Mallikarjun Kharge was questioned in the case for more than six hours.

With input from agencies

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