In a major relief for Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and the Congress party, the Patiala House Court in Delhi has dismissed senior BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy’s plea in the National Herald case.
Subramanian Swamy had requested the Patiala House Delhi High Court to make the Congress party share certain documents of the Associated Journals Limited (AJL). AJL is the holding company of national Herald, which is the Congress party’s subsidiary.
The judge asked Dr. Swamy to share a list of complaint witnesses for this case and has kept February 10th as the next date for the next hearing which will involve pre charge proceedings.
The lawyer appearing for the Congress party said that all the allegations made by Dr. Swamy were baseless and that he was going on an endless fishing and roving expedition to get some documents to file a new baseless case against them.
Dr. Swamy however, said that the documents relating to a loan given by the Congress party to the AJL, which is the holding company of the National Herald are necessary for the case to proceed. The case was filed by Dr. Swamy in the year 2012, which alleged that there was misappropriation of funds involved in the acquisition of Associated Journals Limited by Young Indian Private Limited, a company owned by Rahul and Sonia Gandhi. Both the Congress leaders own 38% stake in the company.