Updated: December 9, 2015 11:19:16 am
The Delhi High Court order asking Sonia and Rahul Gandhi to appear in the National Herald case has triggered angry protests from the Congress MPs in both houses of the Parliament today.
The case drew comments from across party lines with both the Congress and BJP vociferously defending their positions.
What the leaders said:
# “Ruling party in power using proxy litigation to attack senior Congress persons out of political malice,” said Abhishek Manu Singhvi.
# “It is a matter for the courts, what has the Government got to do with it?,” said Nitin Gadkari.
# “We are protesting in both houses against this dictatorship. Democracy in danger,” said Gulam Nabi Azad.
# “We’ve heard Sonia Gandhiji’s statement this morning. She is awfully wrong, media doesn’t decide as to who’s right or wrong,” said Nirmala Sitharaman.
# “BJP’s dirty tricks department has been unleashed to target opposition,” said Anand Sharma.
# “National Herald case is under court’s jurisdiction, Govt has no role to play in it,” said Rajiv Pratap Rudy.
# “Subramanian Swamy is BJP power of attorney to persecute and prosecute Congress.He is his master’s voice,” said Kapil Sibal.
# “We don’t understand what has suddenly happened to Congress. They are not letting the house function,” said Venkaiah Naidu
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