National Herald case: Security beefed up ahead of Sonia, Rahul’s appearance
National Herald case: In 7 slides, check out the Rahul, Sonia Gandhi controversy: The National Herald case controversy has generated a lot of ill-feeling between Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and on Saturday this will take another turn as Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi will appear in a Delhi court over a summons issued to them in a case filed by Subramanian Swamy – there is speculation that they may not apply for bail.
The National Herald case controversy has generated a lot of ill-feeling between Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and on Saturday this will take another turn as Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi will appear in a Delhi court over a summons issued to them in a case filed by Subramanian Swamy – there is speculation that they may not apply for bail. So, here is National Herald case explained as per the latest news: (Image Source: Reuters)
6. Sonia Gandhi: "When they had ruled the state, it was known for anarchy and extremism. If such people came to power, the era of peace and development which continued for last 15 years will come under threat." (BJP's ally was in power in Assam twice in the past.) After all, why brothers and sisters of North East and Assam are being insulted so much? Why Tarun Gogoi is being insulted this much? Why people of Assam are being insulted so much.?(Image Source: Reuters)
National Herald case: Rahul Gandhi has left things in speculative mode too when he said that he will see what he does on Saturday after being asked whether he will apply for bail in the National Herald case. (Image Source: Reuters)
7. Union Budget 2016: Immediately after the meeting called by Ansari, Opposition leaders huddled together to chalk out a common floor strategy. A meeting of the Congress Working Committee has been convened by party chief Sonia Gandhi on the eve of the session. (PTI)
National Herald case: Senior advocate Abhishek Singhvi, who had represented both Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi in court, steered clear of questions whether the Gandhis would apply for bail. "We cannot share our strategy. I have not spoken to anyone on the issue. I cannot speak on it". (Image Source: PTI)
National Herald case: Several senior party leaders, including CWC members and party General Secretaries and party MPs, would accompany the both Sonia and Rahul Gandhi to the court as a mark of solidarity. (Image Source: PTI)
National Herald case: In the case, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy had filed a complaint before the trial court in 2012, alleging that Congress leaders were involved in cheating and breach of trust in the acquisition of Associated Journals Ltd (AJL) by Young Indian Pvt Ltd (YIL), as assets worth crores of rupees had been transferred to YIL. (Image Source: PTI)
Security was beefed up at the Patiala House District Court premises here on Friday ahead of the scheduled appearance of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, her son Rahul Gandhi and others on Saturday in connection with the National Herald case. According to court sources, senior officials of the Special Protection Group (SPG), Delhi Police and Intelligence Bureau reviewed the security arrangements at the court premises where 16 more CCTV cameras were installed today. The sources said security personnel have discussed at length the arrangements to be made for tomorrow as both Sonia and Rahul are SPG protectees. Shops inside the premises will remain closed tomorrow and the area near gate number two of the court, where the courtroom in which the hearing is scheduled is located, will be cordoned off.