Across the nation, people are protesting the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) interrogation of Rahul Gandhi regarding the National Herald money laundering case. Many Congress leaders claim that the police and authorities are heckling them during the peaceful protests.
A video posted on social media, however, depicts a different narrative. Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury can be seen heckling a police officer and grabbing him by the collar in a video uploaded by a member of Telangana’s ruling TRS party.
The images depict Renuka Chowdhury standing in front of Hyderabad, Telangana’s Raj Bhavan, flanked by law enforcement. During the protests, she angrily grabs a police officer’s collar as other officers work to control the scene.
The Congress politician is heard pleading with the cops not to touch her in the now-viral footage. She grabs a male officer’s collar when five female constables approach the Chowdhury.
On Thursday, Chowdhury and a number of other Congress leaders protested in Hyderabad; the demonstrations eventually became violent. A Revanth Reddy, the leader of the Congress Legislature Party, Bhatti Vikaramarka, and other leaders and party members were were detained by the police along with Chowdhury.
TRS social media convener Krishank posted the video to Twitter along with the statement, “What we have to commend in the Cop is he showed respect to the Congress Woman and didn’t lose control by reacting in the same manner. Telangana Congress leaders are free to travel to Delhi and take on the Delhi Police at the ED office. Why would you abuse Telangana Police?
In the meantime, Renuka Chowdhury claimed during a press conference that Telangana’s law and order system has completely failed, citing how the state police have handled protesters. This occurs as a number of Congress leaders have accused the government of using excessive force and manhandling the police during the agitations.
The ED has called Rahul Gandhi in for interrogation in the money laundering case involving the National Herald newspaper for three consecutive days. Sonia Gandhi, the president of the Congress, is also scheduled to appear before the ED on June 23.
What we have to appreciate in the Cop is he showed respect to that Congress Woman and didn’t lose control by reacting in the same manner .
Telangana Congress Leaders can go to Delhi and fight at ED office on the Delhi Police.
Why manhandle Telangana Police ? @KTRTRS pic.twitter.com/3FsBIJhIwd
— krishanKTRS (@krishanKTRS) June 16, 2022