National Herald case: 100% vendetta coming out of PMO, says Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi rejected the charge that Congress was using Parliament to threaten judiciary.

Written by Manoj C G , Pradeep Kaushal | New Delhi | Published:December 10, 2015 1:35 am
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Summoned in the National Herald case along with his mother, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi targeted the Prime Minister’s Office directly Wednesday as his party continued to accuse the government of political vendetta.

“One hundred per cent political vendetta. Pure political vendetta coming out of PMO. It is their way of doing politics. Pure 100 per cent vendetta,” Rahul said outside Parliament. “I have full faith in judiciary. We will see at the end what comes out. Truth will come out.”

For the government, the response came from Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu, who asked if Rahul, with his allegation of “vendetta coming out of PMO”, had meant the office of former prime minister Manmohan Singh because the case was filed during that regime.

At a press conference, Naidu said the Congress practice of “mobocracy” posed a “danger to democracy by making Parliament dysfunctional”. “How is Parliament involved if some people have been summoned by a court?,” Naidu said. “You want to silence the judiciary. You want to intimidate the judiciary. You are telling the judiciary, how dare you summon us.”

To this charge, Rahul replied, “It is the other way round. Who is threatening judiciary, we all know.”

Naidu said Subramanian Swamy was not in the BJP when he filed the case, in which the government had not filed any affidavit nor had any government advocate appeared. He suggested to the Gandhis that they engage “some good lawyers who can effectively argue in the court”, and not the kind who had talked of a zero loss in the 2-G case (Kapil Sibal) and been proved wrong later.

The Congress, he said, was settling scores with people by paralysing Parliament and blocking legislation because they had voted it out in the elections. “The Congress thinks it is hurting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but it is hurting India.”

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    Abhinav Gour
    Dec 9, 2015 at 10:47 am
    Rahul hi seems to be extremely nervous, almost in a panicky mode. Is he trying to say that sessions judge and HC judge take their orders from PMO? If he thinks that people will buy this argument then he is living in a fool's paradise. If he and his mummy have done nothing wrong then why are they afraid of facing the trial? The fact that a battery of eminent lawyers led by Abhishek Manu Singhvi is defending them and the Congress is raising such a hue and cry over the issue suggests that they have done something fishy. Let the rule of law prevail and allow the Parliament to function.
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      prakash gotimukul
      Dec 9, 2015 at 2:00 pm
      Pappu family indulges in corruption of unparallel proportions and they want people of india should not take any steps to investigate and punish the guilty. This is the way they have been fooling around for last 60 years and continue to do. We need a special court for trying this family which is worse than a dictator. Consution, laws, courts, witnessess, evidence everything do not matter to the family. What matters is that they subvert democracy and harp on false hood repeatedly in the hope that the lie becomes truth..........its foolish on their part that no lessons have been learnt and also do not understand that india has changed.......the place for all criminals is in tihar and sonia, pappu are no exception...........go to court and fight the case. If your lawyers are pappus, then change them.
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        Haren
        Dec 9, 2015 at 12:42 pm
        If it is political vendetta than does it make sense for BJP to tell judiciary to give verdict before GST Bill approved in congress?
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          Archana Das
          Dec 9, 2015 at 7:19 pm
          Rbaba for you it is vendetta or whatever, to me common citizen, it is daylight robbery.you are a great robber.
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            Kanu Patel
            Dec 9, 2015 at 4:09 pm
            As you sow,so shall you reap. Deeds always speak ,now or later. You can not make a fort to keep you as VIP for ever and stick to power center of the party .
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              Kanu Patel
              Dec 9, 2015 at 4:00 pm
              When a political person is caught on legal ground , he always cried for political vendetta. This is an old game. No body will hear you seriously . Please go to the court and defend yourself, not in the parliament.
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                Nitish_Lallu_Rabri_Mullayam
                Dec 9, 2015 at 9:49 am
                100 percent corruption coming out of Pappu!
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                  Siriyaar
                  Dec 10, 2015 at 12:15 am
                  Let him be a brahmin or muslim or christian we dont worry we want his work to be continued and we will.support swamy since he is working boldly on long run ruining dynasty of italian queen sonia
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                    Siriyaar
                    Dec 10, 2015 at 12:19 am
                    People of india also did political vendetta against congress in 2014 . So we will not let indians developped and india. If you want gst and other bills ped first with draw case against robert raghul sonia. And ensure no future case against us OR p a special law which should make tolerance to corruptions made by congress
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                      Siriyaar
                      Dec 10, 2015 at 12:08 am
                      Pmo should ask subramanian swamy to with draw the case or sent attorney general to tell the court that not accept or proceed any case against sonia and raghul since parliment can not function which will effect effect country developments also pmo should request people of india to tolerate the corruptions made by nehru dynasty since sonia is indhira daughter in law if intolerance they will ask entire congress man india to handover the citizenship or athaar card ( useless for anything) like award wapasi and 24�7 we can not see any other news. Congress wants tolerance on thier corruption. Congree free india corruption free india
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                        US NRI
                        Dec 9, 2015 at 6:13 pm
                        The judiciary and the court are disgracing themselves by not commenting on congress and RaGas indomitable behavior and public outcry. First his should respect court summons by not politicizing this issue. Second, BJP should not comment on this at all
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                          abhay
                          Dec 9, 2015 at 3:25 pm
                          It's time government calls a joint session of parliament and gets all bills ped in one go. After that let congress and ociates keep on shouting in empty parliament after that.
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                            Vikrant
                            Dec 9, 2015 at 10:15 am
                            Really???? Tell me how India has become a slave of US under Modi and not under MMS? Have you seen how this MMS stood next to Obama? Looked like a chaprasi... he behaved like one thats a different matter
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                              ambrish
                              Dec 9, 2015 at 2:17 pm
                              This joker does not understand that he is exposing their guilt of wrong doing by displaying tantrum and halting parliament work. IF THEY ARE INNOCENT, WAIT FOR THE PROCEEDINGS, PROVE YOUR SELF AND MATTER ENDS. Government is not a party to this case, has no say. CONGRESS HAVE PURCHASED MANY JUDGES BEFORE. THROW FEW CRORES HERE AND THERE AND YOU WILL BE DECLARED 'INNOCENT'. TIME TO GO TO JAIL HAVE ARRIVED. REPENT FOR ALL THE SINS COMMITTED BY THE DYNASTY AND LIVE PEACEFULLY.
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                                Amrita
                                Dec 9, 2015 at 4:48 pm
                                Let the courts do their work. The Congress, its leadership and spokespersons are all looking quite ridiculous. On Timesnow the Congress spokesperson referred to the PM as 'Your PM,' I could not help wondering which country they belong to. The people are disgusted with the lousy calibre of the opposition. Why does the nation have to suffer them even after the decimation they received at the hands of the BJP. Let the parliament function. Even the common man is losing patience by all accounts. Ms Sushmita of the Congress came across as rather arrogant and patronizing, when she stated that she was the only parliamentarian on the panel, and understood parliamentary procedure. She actually looked rather isolated. Even the anchors were amused at her responses.
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                                  Anuradha Kalhan
                                  Dec 9, 2015 at 10:51 am
                                  Dear Rahul G for three years they have been screaming corruption and scams. They had no other new or sensible agenda; that much is obvious after one and a half years of rule. Alsothere was nothing else but jealousy about dynastic rule. Now half the BJP/ RSS leaders children are joining the political fray and if they rule for another 30 years (and if the country survives them which is most doubtful), they will have their own dynasties. The court and media will now give you a chance to speak to the public, speak to their minds . Educate the people. Let the truth prevail .
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                                    Ashutosh Shukla
                                    Dec 9, 2015 at 10:16 am
                                    How these third grade politician ruled India for far too long. The family by cultivating people in right places and those behind him in hope that they will get some goodies thrown at them for behind a good obedient dogs. They have done the politics of vendatta for too long - maut ka saudgar eh. And now they realize they cant get away so they have stalled parliament again. They could not buy the judge and all their lawyer have got old argument which can get them sentenced they are afraid that they cant escape and possible wont be able to contest election too in future. Who will head the congress now - Sachin Pilot - Priyanka- Anand Sharma- Diggi or MS Iyer. It is the time to grab the power that is lying vacant and pick the crown on your own head. Wonder what mom son die would have done is they were proved to be hiding wealth of the world third most rich politicians. Where are their pports- momma was in US recently and the brat was in October. Better hurry and impound their pport before they flee.
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                                      Arun
                                      Dec 9, 2015 at 3:04 pm
                                      Subramiam Swamy was made admitted into BJP and made a leader only because he was creating problems for the leaders of INC by filing the case in 2012. Now BJP is finding it difficult to distance away from Subramaniam Swamy. Subramaniam Swamy is not good enough to win even a Councillor seat from Tamilnadu. He must be removed from BJP immediately, failing which MODI cannot fulfill his election promises and develop India.
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                                        Arun
                                        Dec 9, 2015 at 2:43 pm
                                        The ociated Journals Limited - which published the National Herald, a newspaper founded by Jawahar Lal Nehru. Will anyone give away their family property just because a problem creator blackmails ?
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                                          Arvind
                                          Dec 9, 2015 at 10:25 am
                                          It is really shocking to see recent activities of Rahul hi in Indian politics.How the people of India will think of him as our future PM.It seems he wants to his muscle and money power to Indian Judiciary through Lok Sabha but he should now that this is Indian Judiciary which is independent and far away from Indian Politics.He is confusing his party and nation as w.It is now cleraeed from his activities that he is liked to be sent to jail in National Herald case .He wants blame for everything to PMO and particularly Narendra Modi.It is really shocking that no senior leaders come out and advise Rahul hi to be more calm and campose in his political life.He talks like a Union Leader.If this goes unchecked then time is not away for Congress Mukt Bharat.
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                                            Arvind
                                            Dec 9, 2015 at 10:28 am
                                            It is really shocking to see recent activities of Rahul hi in Indian politics.How the people of India will think of him as our future PM.It seems he wants to show his muscle and money power to Indian Judiciary through Lok Sabha but he should know that it is Indian Judiciary which is independent and far away from Indian Politics.He is confusing his party and nation as w.It is now clear from his activities that he is liked to be sent to jail in National Herald case .He wants blame for everything to PMO and particularly Narendra Modi.It is really shocking that no senior leaders come out and advise Rahul hi to be more calm and campose in his political life.He talks like a Union Leader.If this goes unchecked then time is not away for Congress Mukt Bharat.
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