National Herald Case, Congress MPs Scattered over Sonia Strategy, BJP planning All Out Agitation
After assorting to burst of anti BJP noise and disturbing Parliament over National Herald Matter, a group of Congress MPs are thrashing Congress strategy of disrupting the proceedings over an NH issue which is sub judicial. Tough Mamata Banerjee's TMC is gearing up to ally with Congress and left Parliament to support Congress. Congress blamed “political vendetta”, but many Congress MPs think that it is not political maturity take a legal fight in Parliament terming it revenge. Venkaiah Naidu led BJP agitations against congress stalling Parliament proceedings. BJP led NDA preparing for massive campaign to deface Congress after the winter session for stalling Parliament to save legal process against Congress mother-Son duo. Leader of the Congress in Loksabha Mallikarjun Kharge led offensive after question hour, “Two laws exists in this country separate for Opposition and another for the ruling,” “BJP chief ministers involved in corruption and scams, no case filed against them. If BJP wants to suppress opposition voices by suppressing us, you cannot threaten us.” Congress Game plan The Congress has strong idea after the National Herald case dealt a severe blow to party No.1 & 2, Sonia and Rahul Gandhi , convert it in to emotional mode. This is not simple case, it's linked to honor, it's vendetta against a mother and son devoid of power. A Delhi court ordered Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi and five accused in the National Herald Matter to physically appear before court on December 19, 2015. The NH case hit headlines in the US newspaper Wall Street Journal. Court bitterly ordered, to make it confirm that all accused in NH case be appear on December 19. Today I am exempting from personal physical appearance only." Said Metropolitan Magistrate Lovleen Singh of Patiala House Courts. After over a week of civil legal debates in Parliament, both Upper and Lower Houses returned to chaotic scenes, hurdles and disruptions. As Delhi High Court scrapped a plea challenging the personal summons issued to Congress high command Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi in National Herald case. The initial reaction of Congress was drafted by their legal team, was quintessentially legal one. But drawing and invoking Indira Spirit converted the legal attle and legal matter to political and emotional rather than legal, triggering political Tamasha in and out of Parliament. Ambitious GST indirect Tax bill by BJP might suffer lethal blow with Congress pledged to shot it in lieu of National Herald Case. As Gandhis are under attack and the NSUI and Youth Congress cadres are out on streets,most likely Parliament session will vapored away, uselessly. Congress leaders consistently claiming that Subramaniam Swamy, complainant in National Herald case just puppet main conspirator is at 7, RCR, i.e. PM Modi. With possibility of India's prominent first political family likely to physically appear in court, the accusations of corruption and embezzlement are creating a political fire. It has shadowed magnificent performance of Congress in Bihar and Gujarat elections. Main facts of the National Herald case, which has put the Gandhi family in legal spot -The National Herald newspaper which India's first PM Jawaharlal Nehru helped establish before Independence of India in the 1938. It was venture of company named Associated Journals Limited, funded by the Congress Party. National Herald newspaper formally closed in April 2008. -As per Enforcement Directorate- ED sources private non-profit organization cum company 'Young Indian' was founded in March 2011, with Sonia Gandhi and Rahul possessing nearly 38 percent holding each, allegedly aimed at specific goal of taking over the assets and liabilities of AJL. In the year 2012, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy registered legal complaint before a Patiala House court, accusing Congress leaders for involvement in fraud and cheating through the acquisition of company AJL by Young Indian Pvt Ltd. Company YIL paid just Rs 50 lakh aimed at recovering amount of Rs 90 crore that AJL owed to Congress Party. The present value of the properties in possession of National Herald, the scam could be near about Rs 1,600 crore to Rs 5,000 crore. -The case witnesses many turns and shift. In August 2015 reports suggested that the ED coming to close the case, for lack of substantial evidences against Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. Though ED director Rajan Katoch axed from service as reports surfaced. In September 2015, ED once again decided to reopen the NH case. The Delhi High Court now rejected the petition filed by the Gandhi mother son duo challenging court summons. It means they must have to appear before the Patiala House court.