National Herald case: Sonia, Rahul accuse govt of political vendetta

Both Parliament Houses were adjourned after Congress members disrupted proceedings shouting slogans, accusing the government of political vendetta.

By: PTI | Cuddalore (tn) | Updated: December 9, 2015 11:19 am
herald case, national herald, national herald case, rahul gandhi, sonia gandhi, bjp, congress, gandhis herald case, nation news, india news The Gandhis asserted that truth would ultimately prevail despite the “vicious and malicious” attack.

A combative Sonia and Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accused the Modi government of pursuing “political vendetta” against them in the National Herald case while the party alleged that such cases are being pushed as the BJP wanted a “Congress-free” India.

On a day a Delhi court granted them exemption for the day and asked them to appear before it on Dec 19, the Gandhis asserted that truth would ultimately prevail despite the “vicious and malicious” attack.

“I am the daughter-in-law of Indira Gandhi. I am not scared of anyone,” the Congress President asserted, invoking the legacy of the late Prime Minister.

 Watch video: No Relief For Sonia, Rahul In National Herald Case; Issue Paralyses Parliament

“I am the daughter-in-law of Indira Gandhi. I am not scared of anyone. I am not disturbed.” she told reporters after a meeting of the strategy committee of the Congress party in Parliament.

Read: National Herald case explained: Where the matter stands

Both the Houses of Parliament were repeatedly adjourned and no business was conducted after the Congress members disrupted proceedings shouting slogans in the well against the government on the Herald case issue, accusing the government of political vendetta.

Speaking in Cuddalore, the party Vice President alleged that Centre thinks they can stop him from asking questions about them by “vendetta” politics.

“That is not going to happen.This is the way Central government functions. I absolutely see a political vendetta,” he said.

They were asked to comment on the Delhi High Court rejecting their pleas for quashing the summons by a Delhi court against them in the National Herald case, initiated by BJP leader Subramanaian Swamy.

Read: Sonia, Rahul to appear before court on December 19

The party also fielded three of its senior leaders and lawyers–Kapil Sibal, Abhishek Singhvi and Randeep Surjewala –who insisted that the government and the BJP wanted a “Congress-mukt” Bharat, and hence such cases against Congress leaders were being pushed.

Dubbing Subramanian Swamy as “His Master’s Voice”, Sibal alleged at the AICC briefing that the BJP leader has been specifically assigned to “persecute and prosecute” the Congress leadership and has been told to target them.

“Who is Subramanian Swamy. He is the power of attorney of the BJP to persecute and prosecute the Congress party. We are read to face the magistrate,” Sibal said.

Singhvi recalled that Swamy has been acting against the Congress leadership for long to take out his “vendetta”.

“Government has increased the politics of vendetta day by day since last 18 months,” he said.

Alleging politics behind Swamy’s allegations, the party said that BJP wants a Congress Mukt Bharat but “people of India will ensure that Congress comes back to power with a bang like it had done in past. We have nothing to fear, nothing to hide.”

Surjewala said that in past also Congress leaders like Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi faced such “vicious personal attacks” by the Opposition and this time also it is being done.

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First Published on: December 8, 2015 3:10 pm
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    gordon kramer
    Dec 8, 2015 at 10:50 am
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      gordon kramer
      Dec 8, 2015 at 10:49 am
      WHAT A STUPID COUNTRY INDIA IS WHERE THESE CORRUT FAKE HIS ARE CALLED LEADERS AND GIVEN POLICE PROTECTION AND LARGE HOUSES TO LIVE IN WITH PLENTY OF CORRUPT CASH 😎🚶🏻👮👮😇😇😎🚶🏻😂😂😂🚶🏻😎😎🇮🇳😈👺👹WHAT A STUPID COUNTRY INDIA IS WHERE THESE CORRUPT FAKE HIS ARE CALLED LEADERS AND GIVEN POLICE PROTECTION AND LARGE HOUSES TO LIVE IN WITH PLENTY OF CORRUPT CASH 😎🚶🏻👮👮😇😇😎🚶🏻😂😂😂🚶🏻😎😎🇮🇳😈👺
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        gordon kramer
        Dec 9, 2015 at 4:14 am
        WHAT A STUPID COUNTRY INDIA IS WHERE THESE CORRUT FAKE HIS ARE CALLED LEADERS AND GIVEN POLICE PROTECTION AND LARGE HOUSES TO LIVE IN WITH PLENTY OF CORRUPT CASH 😎🚶🏻👮👮😇😇😎🚶🏻😂😂😂🚶🏻😎😎🇮🇳😈👺👹WHAT A STUPID COUNTRY INDIA IS WHERE THESE CORRUPT FAKE HIS ARE CALLED LEADERS AND GIVEN POLICE PROTECTION AND LARGE HOUSES TO LIVE IN WITH PLENTY OF CORRUPT CASH 😎🚶🏻👮👮😇😇😎🚶🏻😂😂😂🚶🏻😎😎🇮🇳
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          gordon kramer
          Dec 9, 2015 at 4:12 am
          WHAT A STUPID COUNTRY INDIA IS WHERE THESE CORRUT FAKE HIS ARE CALLED LEADERS AND GIVEN POLICE PROTECTION AND LARGE HOUSES TO LIVE IN WITH PLENTY OF CORRUPT CASH 😎🚶🏻👮👮😇😇😎🚶🏻😂😂😂🚶🏻😎😎🇮🇳😈👺👹WHAT A STUPID COUNTRY INDIA IS WHERE THESE CORRUPT FAKE HIS ARE CALLED LEADERS AND GIVEN POLICE PROTECTION AND LARGE HOUSES TO LIVE IN WITH PLENTY OF CORRUPT CASH 😎🚶🏻👮👮😇😇😎🚶🏻😂😂😂🚶🏻😎😎🇮🇳😈👺👹
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            Congress_-BJP_Deal
            Dec 8, 2015 at 5:22 pm
            Don't be fooled by the g drama enacted by both Congress and BJP. This is a reverse buildup to make you believe that they are at logger heads and to cover up the ACTUAL DEAL STRUCK between the two CORRUPT PARITES. ALL TO P THE GST BILL IN PARLIAMENT. Both have their interests in the bill.
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              Jai Telangana
              Dec 8, 2015 at 9:35 pm
              Pathetic Ra-Hood Gadhii is moaning and wailing! He and the Italian Momma and their 44 Chamchas were elected by their poor electorate to help improve the Consuents's lives and economic conditions, and help India move forward. Instead, these hoodluns are disrupting both houses of the Parliament, while collecting ries and perks, and wasting everybody's time! Does Congress Party REALLY think people will vote for them to a majority in the next election for obstructing people's progress and country's welfare???
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                Jai Telangana
                Dec 8, 2015 at 3:48 pm
                Shameless spineless s!!!
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                  Kanu Patel
                  Dec 8, 2015 at 3:58 pm
                  Where does politics come from ? Do not miss lead people. Legal matter of your deeds. Face it as your personal matter. As a fact you have misused the party post for your personal ambition to stick power .
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                    Kqou ki
                    Dec 8, 2015 at 9:46 am
                    Anything that does not suit the family must be vendetta or intolerance. Shows the respect these thugs have for India's judicial system. Will the SC pull these guys up for contempt of court. The is saying that the judges are remote controlled by an external party or that the judge himself is acting out of vendetta. Supreme Court should nip it in the bud and shut the mouth of this goon or it will lose credibility. They destro India, they destro Parliament, they will destroy the credibility of judiciary also if left unchecked.
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                      Shullayam_Madhav
                      Dec 8, 2015 at 11:32 am
                      Damaad ko bhi fasaya jana chahiye
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                        US NRI
                        Dec 8, 2015 at 4:36 pm
                        Are congress trying to say BJP is court? If they are not at fault then why so much future?
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                          US NRI
                          Dec 8, 2015 at 5:51 pm
                          If everybody agrees that 2G scam and coal scams happened then why is congress questioning swamys motives. Congress has nothing left to fight on- they are trying to gain sympathy from voters by politicizing this case. India suffered a major economic blow and inflation went up exponentially in the last decade during congress regime...all because of multi billion dollar scams. Swamy exposed and pursued all these scams. Raja was put behind the bars because of swamy. India never have had such a talented person in politics- a Harvard PhD in economics. He left a dream position to work at Harvard for betterment of India. We need more people like him to propel indias economy.
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                            TIHAEwale
                            Dec 8, 2015 at 11:33 am
                            Congress may not wrong in claiming National Herald investigation is political vendetta. In August 2015, reports had suggested that the ED had decided to close the case, citing lack of substantive evidence against Sonia and Rahul hi. However, ED director Rajan S Katoch was removed from service after the reports to that effect surfaced. In September, the ED decided to reopen the case.
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                              S S
                              Dec 8, 2015 at 9:55 am
                              Rahul u better reply in court. At least let the Parliament work. U have done enough damage to the country progress
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                                Poor_BJP_Workers
                                Dec 8, 2015 at 5:28 pm
                                REMEMBER A DEAL WAS STRUCK BETWEEN JAYALALITHA AND BJP IN THE SubRAminion Swamy SPONSORED DISPROPORTIONATE WEALTH CASE. Similarly his DRAMA IS TO STRIKE A DEAL. BJP PARTY WORKERS DOES NOT KNOW THAT THEY ARE BEING FOOLED!!!
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                                  Vns
                                  Dec 8, 2015 at 11:50 am
                                  Face the court and answer the court's questions and do not act like you are the savior. You are nothing but a looter of the country.
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                                    Chand
                                    Dec 8, 2015 at 4:03 pm
                                    Its sad to see Parliament being again disturbed by a handful of MP's for petty reasons. Rahul hi seems to have instigated his party-men to take up his personal fight into parliament without bothering about its consequences. The verdict of the court has to be contested legally and not on the streets or inside a legislative embly.
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                                      ambrish
                                      Dec 8, 2015 at 9:08 pm
                                      VENDETTA IS WHAT CONGRESS IS DOING IN RS AND LS. WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE COURT IS A PRIVATE DISPUTE BETWEEN CORRUPT HIS AND VIGILANT CITIZEN WHO KNOWS THEM IN AND OUT WHO HAS EXPOSED THEIR REAL IDENY . DO NOT BLAME THE GOVERNMENT WHEN YOU ARE CAUGHT RED HANDED.
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                                        Anil Tandale
                                        Dec 9, 2015 at 5:14 am
                                        Whenever adverse judgment comes, the Congress takes to streets, like in 1975 and then used power to amend the law retrospectively, impose fake emergency with censorship. Now changes in law not possible, but paid media will black out prosecution version. The party will invoke security concerns and get the trial venue shifted, seek adjournments, file revisions or appeals against interim orders, get stay and keep the case boiling till next Lok Sabha elections to proclaim innocence and victimization.
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                                          Girish
                                          Dec 8, 2015 at 10:39 pm
                                          Really??? Snoop Gate, Godhara gate, encounter gate etc angainst your opposition even thouth supreme court did not find any guilty. In India most believe in Karma.
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                                            A n
                                            Dec 8, 2015 at 5:21 pm
                                            The Congress and both mother and son are rattled that they have to stand in court as accused as both lower and high court have accepted the case ,primal facia,as corrupt and misappropriation case against them and other 5ersons The long history of Corrupt leadership right from Nehru and the family tree has come to a logical stage and they deserve to be tried and punished for fooling ,looting and yet getting Scot free by amending consution to suit this family.The political climate is getting hotter day after day from now and unmindful of their non cooperation in ping GST bill etc,this time round they need to be taught that their days are over and India deserve freedom from the clutches of this family once for all
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