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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    gordon kramer
    Dec 8, 2015 at 10:50 am
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      gordon kramer
      Dec 8, 2015 at 10:49 am
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        gordon kramer
        Dec 9, 2015 at 4:14 am
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        gordon kramer
        Dec 9, 2015 at 4:12 am
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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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