1. National Herald case: Rahul Gandhi drives suspense over bail

National Herald case: Rahul Gandhi drives suspense over bail

Accusing the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) of pushing the National Herald case, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today asserted that the party will tackle the issue legally.

By: | Guwahati | Published: December 11, 2015 10:26 PM

Accusing the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) of pushing the National Herald case, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today asserted that the party will tackle the issue legally. And left people guessing about his possible moves when the case comes up next and the possibility of posting bail even. A Delhi court on December 8 had directed Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Rahul and others to appear in person before it on December 19 in the National Herald case.

Amidst continued disruptions in Parliament with Congress accusing the Narendra Modi government of resorting to “political vendetta”, Rahul Gandhi asserted that not a single rupee can be taken out from the organisation. “It is a legal process and we respect the law. But the fact to be understood very clearly is that it is a not-for-profit company,” he said.

“Not a single rupee can be taken out from the company by anyone. So, the issue is driven by the PMO and that it is a legal issue and we will tackle it legally,” Rahul Gandhi told reporters here.

Asked if he would be applying for bail, Rahul Gandhi said, “Let’s see what happens on December 19.”

On subject of stalling the legislature Rahul Gandhi said, “As far as the stalemate in Parliament is concerned, an impression is being given that we (Congress) are not interested on the GST issue. We have told the government that we have differences with them on three issues.”

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