Subramanian Swami,BJP lawmaker received a setback in the National Herald case, as Patiala house court in Delhi rejected his plea seeking documents for the congress party. The case was filed against prominent Congress leaders, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, and others.
Earlier Subramanian Swami has argued that the accounts of the congress leaders should be scrutinised and checked,whether they have provided 90 crore in a loan from tax exempted money to the National Herald newspaper. Congress has also argued that it is within its rights to provide a loan in order to revive a newspaper in the national interest.
National Herald had been set up by the first Indian prime minister Jawahar Lal Nehru, however, it had to shut down in 2008 due to poor earnings and mismanagement.
The Gandhis are accused of acquiring the newspaper firm for Rs 50 lakh, with the intentions of grabbing its properties in Delhi worth thousands of crore.
Gandhi’s counsel, however, claimed that Swamy has not made Congress an accused in the case. Meanwhile, Subramanian Swami has denied these claims. He has stated that the court has already summoned Congress leaders.Subramanian Swami has also mentioned that he will appeal to the Supreme Court on Patiala High Court’s order.
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