Here are five interesting and ‘must-know’ facts about the National Herald case in which Congress President Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul, along with few other senior party leaders are in serious legal trouble.
- In January 2013 the case was filed by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy against Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, their companies and associated persons in a Delhi court.
In his plea, Swamy alleged that Sonia Gandhi and Rahul floated a company called ‘Young Indian’, which acquired Associated Journals, founded by late Jawaharlal Nehru, that published the National Herald and Quami Awaz.
- Swamy alleged that Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, owners of majority of stakeholders of ‘Young Indian’, benefited from the acquisition of Associated Journals. He also claimed that the AJL received interest-free loan of Rs 90.25 crore from the Congress and that the party transferred the debt to YIL for Rs 50 lakh.
- At that time, AJL with Moti Lal Vora as its chairman allegedly said it could not repay the loan and agreed to transfer the company and its assets to YIL.
- The Gandhis and the other five accused–Suman Dubey, Moti Lal Vohra, Oscar Fernandez, Sam Pitroda and Young India Ltd–will have to appear court.
- Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi will appear before a Delhi court on Saturday in connection with the case.