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.
Source – NDTV,ECONOMIC TIMES,DNA
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Rahul Gandhi accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday at a rally in Mahesana, Gujrat. He charged PM to have received money from Sahara and Birla groups before the 2014 general elections.
Addressing this allegation in Prime Minister’s home state, Gandhi further clarified that the Income Tax department has official documents to prove that Modi received 40 crores which were paid to him in nine components during Gujarat Chief Ministership.
All this came after Gandhi stated to possess evidence against Modi in the light of ‘corruption’. He claimed to raise this issue soon.
“During that raid, I-T department found some documents, which are on record. I want to share with you the contents of those documents. There were several entries in those documents, which I am reading out before you,” he said. He then alleged that another record suggests that Birla Group gave Rs 12 crore to ‘Gujarat Chief Minister’.
Shortly after Gandhi’s accusation, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad slammed these allegations by calling it ‘baseless, shameful and mala fide’.
Party spokesperson G V L Narsimha Rao further slammed the allegations saying, “People of India have stopped taking him seriously. Rahul Gandhi is just bluff and bluster. There is no substance in what he says. He is just showing his and his party’s incompetence”.
Sources: Economic Times, Indian Express
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Congress Vice President, Rahul Gandhi led a party delegation to meet Prime Minister Modi to seek waiver for farmer’s loans. The meeting was set up after Rahul Gandhi recently said that he would reveal corruption details of the PM.
Rahul brought into notice the crisis that farmers are facing all over the country. He also said that though PM Modi acknowledged the crisis, he was silent on the issue of waiver of loans. Gandhi also mentioned that Modi government has waived off the loan of Rs 1.40 lakh Crore to the corporate, so they should also do the same for the loans of the farmers.
This delegation of Congress consisted of high-profile members such as Punjab Unit Congress Chief Captain Amarinder Singh and Congress leader in the Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge.
With the approaching of Uttar Pradesh state polls, Congress has already been distributing forms to the farmers stating that if they are elected they would pressurize the government to waive the loans.
According to reports from The Hindu , this has also irked Samajwadi Party as well as Bahujan Samaj Party as Congress initiated this delegation which will affect their talks with President Pranab Mukherjee on the matter of demonetisation struggles.
Sources –THE HINDU,ECONOMIC TIMES,MUMBAI MIRROR
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Parliamentary affairs minister Ananth Kumar said that Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi’s claim of possessing information about PM Modi’s personal corruption were made out of desperation.
The comment came at a time when a sting operation aired by a tv channel showed that old notes were being exchanged for new ones at the Congress’ headquarters. Parliament was adjourned in the midst of slogan shouting today, where Rahul Gandhi claimed accused the government of letting him speak in the House. NDTV quoted him as saying, “Read my lips…the PM is personally terrified of the info I have, we have.”
But Kumar told The Indian Express that Rahul and MPs from Congress and other Opposition parties have held up Parliament for the last 20 days. NDA has made it very clear that they are ready for a debate regarding Modi’s move against black money.
HRD minister Prakash Javadekar has also said that the Congress is making such allegations because their wrongdoings have been revealed. According to him, Modi has the support of 125 crore people because of his unquestionable record.
The winter session of the Parliament which began on November 16, and ends on December 16, was disturbed due to frequent disruptions. Government planned to discuss a number of crucial bills, including the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill, which are now pushed to the Budget session in January.
Sources: NDTV, INDIAN EXPRESS
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Last time Rahul Gandhi, and this time the loan defaulter Vijay Mallya’s account has been hacked by the Legion group.
The hackers have tweeted a number of posts from his account. They have also claimed that they have details of Malaya’s assets at several banks, and password of various accounts.
The group is also asking for public support and have promised that they will bring more information and justice.
Following this,Mallya said in his post on Twitter
“My account has been hacked by someone called Legion who are Tweeting now in my name. Simply ignore. Will fix this,”
It is not clear what group it is ,but they have asked to support the “@sigaint.org”.
According to the @sigiant.org site, it works as a darknet email service and allows transfer of emails without revealing an individual’s location or identity. It provides service to help journalists and activists. This will help in battling the restrictions that exist on the internet now.
“Legion” used to be a famous hacker group from the US, known as “Legion of Doom”(LOD).
However,it is not confirmed that Legion is following (LOD),but it is quite evident that these people are well aware of the dark world of internet. They are using anything to launch cyber attacks anywhere on earth, including India.
Sources: TOI, NDTV
Image Source: Twitter
Opposition parties on Thursday have staged protest against the government’s demonetisation policy by observing “black day” near the Mahatma Gandhi statue in the Parliament premises. This has resulted in disruption and later, adjournment of both the houses for the day.
The opposition used the occasion to charge the Prime Minister of not acknowledging the larger scale problems sparked by the decision. The protest was led by congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and comprised mainly of Samajvadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party and Trinamool Congress with over a hundred opposition leaders, notably Ghulam Nabi Azad, Jyotiraditya Scindia.
“Farmers are dying and the Prime Minister seems to be having fun. He should come to parliament to debate on demonetisation, we will not let him run away,” Rahul said.
TMC staged a silent protest wearing a black ribbon at their heads and arms.
Since the beginning of the winter session, opposition has held up both the houses of the parliament demanding the PM to speak up on the matter.
Meanwhile The President has condemned the protest stating that the disruption of Parliament in unacceptable. “Parliament is a place to debate. No MP has the right to disrupt the house. For God’s Sake, please do your job… You are meant to transact Parliament business; not to disrupt it,” he added.
Union Minister Venkaih Naidu in his usual tone has retaliated against the opposition calling the “black day” as “kala dhan samarthan divas” (A day to support black money).
SOURCES: Outlook, Rajya Sabha TV
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A criminal defamation case has been slapped on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi over his remarks on the RSS. Gandhi was summoned by the Kamrup Metropolitan Court over his remarks about temple entry at Barpeta Satra, a Vaishnavite monastery in Assam. The charges were filed by Anjan Bora, an RSS volunteer. Bora, while filing the charges mentioned that Gandhi, who was supposed to visit the Satra on December 12 went to a padayatra instead. Gandhi alleged that he was denied entry when he went to visit the monastery the previous year. According to NDTV, Gandhi did not enter the monastery because of the presence of some women pilgrims.
The Congress Vice President is required to appear before the court on September 29. He later said in a press conference that he denied entry into the monastery. Gandhi was actually supposed to visit the monastery and then participate in a padayatra which was supposed to end in a mosque. “When I went to Assam I wanted to visit the Barpeta temple. The RSS people stopped me from going into the temple. This is the way BJP operates. They put women in front of me and prevented me from going in,” he said to NDTV. If found guilty, he might face upto two years of imprisonment or fine or both.
Rahul Gandhi also made the BJP furious over his remarks of the RSS being responsible for Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination.
Sources: IndiaToday, Business Standard