The latter may perhaps worry that the Gandhis, with a Congress united behind them, would confront the political challenge politically, even as they respond to legal procedures through the courts.
Both the leaders appeared before the court where the hearing for the National Herald case filed against them was held.
Rahul Gandhi, who was also granted bail in the same case, attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said he is falsely accusing his family. “None of us is scared”.
Congress party has no objection against investigation into wrongdoings.
As a follow-up to the Gandhis’ battle cry, the party will now hit the streets.
Congress strategists have also prepared talking points for their spokespersons and workers so that they can explain that the case filed by BJP leader Subramaniam Swamy is essentially weak, and will not withstand the scrutiny of law. The present government was purposefully misusing government agencies to target us. “He is not a member of the Parliament or from a border state”. If this was not all, the Aam Admi Party top brass said it is in receipt of a letter from former top cop and president of the defunct Indian Hockey Federation (IHF), KPS Gill, citing financial irregularities in Hockey India (HI), which is run by Narendra Batra, a close friend of the FM.
The Delhi High Court last week dismissed the plea of the Gandhis to quash the summons issued to them by the trial court on Swamy’s complaint regarding the acquisition of National Herald newspaper. Hundreds of Congress workers raised slogans against the BJP and the Government as they walked inside.
They termed it as a political vendetta.
Speaking to media persons by the sideline of the protest demonstration, Gaikhangam maintained that BJP was falsely implicating Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi with a motive to weaken Congress party and cover up their weakness to set a single new agenda of development. Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, like top leaders of any political party, are animated by ideology and politics. The common people know that this is being done only to harass and humiliate the Congress party just as they did during the Bofors case. As Swamy pointed out, the Congress Party received tax-free donations which were illegally funneled into the AJL which was now sought to be grabbed surreptitiously by the Gandhis under the guise of a new company, Young India Ltd. Also, the fact that highly subsidized lands all across the country was given to AJL for publishing a newspaper established his bona fides as a citizen concerned about safeguarding public interest. “Unfortunately, Congress and corruption are made for each other”, said parliamentary affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.
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