Sources have told that according to the latest test report, Congress President Sonia Gandhi is still Kovid positive. Their repeat test will be done again in due course. But, doctors have advised him to take rest. In view of this, Sonia Gandhi has sought three weeks’ time from the ED to appear in the National Herald case. In this case, ED has called Rahul Gandhi for questioning on June 13. The ED had earlier asked Rahul Gandhi to appear on June 2. However, the Congress leader had asked for a different date for his appearance. He was out of the country then. Rahul Gandhi returned to the country last weekend.
Congress in preparation for show of strength on Rahul’s muscle…
Congress has made preparations for a show of strength on the production of Rahul on June 13. In this episode, the party’s MPs have been called to Delhi. Sources said that the party has also called a digital meeting of party general secretaries, in-charges and presidents of state Congress committees on Thursday. In this, there can be a discussion in the context of the appearance of Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi before the ED. It has been told that this meeting is to be held in the evening. In this, some other issues related to the organization can also be discussed.
According to sources, the Congress has also asked its MPs to remain present in Delhi on the morning of June 13. Senior party leaders, MPs and a large number of workers are likely to be present for Rahul Gandhi’s appearance before the ED.
Nothing to hide: Congress
At the same time, the Congress said on Wednesday that Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi will appear before the ED. They have nothing to hide. Party spokesperson Pawan Khera said, “We are a law-abiding party. We follow the rules. If he is summoned, he will surely go. We have nothing to hide. He said, ‘We are not like BJP. We remember when Amit Shah was on the run from 2002 to 2013. Kheda said that the party has no panic. Those people break the rules and send notices. They will understand what has happened.
What is the National Herald case?
Actually, this case is related to the National Herald newspaper. It was founded in 1938 by the former Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. The ownership of this newspaper was with Associated Journal Limited (AJL). This company used to print two more newspapers. One of these was Navjivan in Hindi and Qaumi Awaaz in Urdu. AJL was incorporated as a non-commercial company in 1956. It was exempted from tax under Section 25 of the Companies Act. This company gradually went into loss. Not only this, the company also got a debt of 90 crores. Meanwhile, in the year 2010, another company was formed by the name of Young Indian. Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi had 76% stake in this and the rest was with Motilal Bora and Oscar Fernandes. Congress transferred its loan of 90 crores to the new company Young Indian. Completely unable to repay the loan, The Associate Journal transferred the entire share to Young Indian. In return, Young Indian gave only Rs 50 lakh to The Associate Journal. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has filed a petition alleging that Young Indian Pvt has come up with a solution to recover 90 crores in just Rs 50 lakhs which is against the rules.