BJP alleges Sonia, Rahul Gandhi used ‘Young India’ to launder money

The Congress, however, dismissed it saying that BJP was levelling baseless charges as it sensed imminent defeat in the Bihar assembly elections.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: October 23, 2015 12:25 am
Congress, Sonia, rahul The Congress, however, dismissed it saying that BJP was levelling baseless charges as it sensed imminent defeat in the Bihar assembly elections.

The BJP Thursday alleged that Young India, a company in which Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi are said to have majority stake, had borrowed Rs 1 crore from a firm allegedly involved in converting black money into white. BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said the Gandhis should provide answers to the questions raised by the ruling party.

Dismissing the charges as baseless, the Congress reacted by saying the BJP was levelling such charges because it was sensing imminent defeat in the Bihar elections.

Patra said Young India, in which Sonia and Rahul Gandhi have 38 per cent shares each, was formed in December 2010. “If somebody has 76 per cent shares of a company then naturally they have the ownership rights,” Patra said, adding that the remaining 24 per cent shares were held by Congress leaders Oscar Fernandes and Motilal Vora.

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He said that on September 23, 2014, in a meeting held at 10 Janpath, a proposal was placed before the firm’s board for a one-year extension in repaying the loan borrowed from a private company. Patra said when activities of Dotex Merchandise, which had allegedly issued the Rs 1 crore loan to Young India company, were looked into by authorities, “murky” details had emerged.

“This one crore is just the tip of the iceberg. We ask the Congress, whose black money is this?… The Congress should explain,” Patra said.

The Congress reacted by saying the BJP government was “planting stories” in the media by leaking documents of the Enforcement Directorate, Income Tax department and Registrar of Companies. Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said, “Staring at defeat in Bihar due to that the strategies of Narendra Modi and Amit Shah, a frustrated BJP is indulging in issuing useless statements.”

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    Ram Yadav
    Oct 22, 2015 at 9:19 pm
    I request TEAM MODI to put these FAKE GNADIS/FAMILY OF LOOTERS/ SCAMMERS/DYNASTY RULERS/KFC waitress / ITALIAN MAFIA behind the bars ASAP any way INDIA soon become CORRUPT CONGRESS MUKTH BHARAT we will VOTE ONLY BJP and make sure that MODI will be our PM for EVER Jai sree ram
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      Dara singh
      Oct 23, 2015 at 2:55 am
      There is a mind-boggling web of interconnectedness that relates one intellectual-journalist-writer-politician-bureaucrat with another intellectual-journalist-writer-politician-bureaucrat. Here is a sample: Suzanna Arundhati Roy is neice of Prannoy Roy (CEO of NDTV) Prannoy Roy is married to Radhika Roy Radhika Roy is sister of Brinda Karat (CPI(M)) Brinda Karat is married to Prakash Karat (CPI(M) — General Secretary) CPI(M)’s senior member of Politburo and Parliamentary Group Leader is Sitaram Yechury. Sitaram Yechury is married to Seema Chisthi. Seema Chisthi is the Resident Editor of Indian Express Barkha Dutt works at NDTV Rajdeep Sardesai was Managing Editor at NDTV Rajdeep Sardesai is married to Sagrika Ghose Sagarika Ghose is the daughter of Bhaskar Ghose. Bhaskar Ghose was Director General of Doordarshan. Sagarika Ghose’s aunt is Ruma Pal. Ruma Pal is former justice of Supreme Court. Sagarika Ghose’s other aunt is Arundhati Ghose. Arundhati Ghose was India’s permanent representative/ambador to United Nations. Karan Thapar’s mama (mother’s brother) is married to Nayantara Sahgal who recently set the award-returning ball rolling. Here is a complete compilation of all these usual suspects who have affiliations and relations with each other. It’s almost like a big Italian (the sorts we see in Hollywood movies) mafia family. This nexus has been quite old and it came into existence during and after the British rule and if you dig deeper, you can safely ume that this nexus existed even during the Mughal rule. If you read recent books by Kuldip Nayar, Tavleen Singh and Sanjaya Baru you will find almost every high-profile person in the Congress-Communist establishment related to each other whether it is in politics or bureaucracy or journalism.
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        Dara singh
        Oct 22, 2015 at 10:35 pm
        The anti Indian corrupt khangress can do anything to achieve money & power with support of converted people in india
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          TIHAEwale
          Oct 22, 2015 at 9:01 pm
          Sambit Patra Sarkar Tumhara Sonia aur Rahil vardee mein bhi naheen phir intezar kis keliye
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            George Cruz
            Oct 22, 2015 at 9:06 pm
            This is not the first time that the congress party dynastic leaders have deceived India because the loot by the congress party dynastic leaders goes back to at least 55 years. The congress party has been already defeated by the educated Indian citizens decisively during the last elections and this time it will be reduced to zero (ZILCH). Let's face the reality, India is a fast developing country in South Asia and there are millions of young, educated, and capable leaders who can easily replace the incompetent and illiterate dynasty. Even the educated Muslims and Christians in spite of being blinded by their religion and who have been blind supporters of the congress party for their self interests may have second thoughts this time.
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