Congress holds protest, demands de-freeze of party accounts

Srinagar, Congress workers and leaders on Monday held protest demonstrations in Srinagar demanding immediate de-freeze of all accounts seized by the income tax department across the country ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

Holding placards, the workers gathered at the party headquarters at Moulana Azad road in Srinagar and shouted slogans against the ruling BJP and Income tax department demanding the restoration of democracy and de-freeze of party accounts ahead of the Lok Sabha.

The workers alleged that the Income tax department froze the accounts of the Congress party at a time when preparations are underway for the upcoming Lok Sabha election in the country.

“BJP government is undemocratically suppressing the opposition parties by freezing their accounts ahead of the polls in the country”, the leaders told media persons.

They also alleged that the Enforcement Directorate (ED) is only conducting raids on the opposition leaders; not a single ruling party leader, involved in corruption charges, has been raided so far.

“There is no visibility of democracy in the country, and if anybody raises the issue, ED comes to his home to pick him up or the income tax department raids are being carried out”, the leaders alleged.

The demonstrators were demanding all the accounts of Congress be restored at the earliest to save the democratic process of the country.

Congress today held similar protest demonstrations at all district headquarters in Kashmir valley against the alleged “suppression” of opposition ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.