Cong to challenge summons for Sonia

Cong to challenge summons for Sonia

The Congress is likely to move the Delhi High Court seeking quashing of the summons issued by a metropolitan magistrate asking party president Sonia Gandhi, vice president Rahul Gandhi and treasurer Motilal Vora to be present in a local court in connection with the National Herald case.

Congress leaders said on Friday that they were yet to receive the summons from the court.
“We shall use appropriate legal advice and contest the matter in an appropriate forum as advised,” AICC spokesman Randeep Surjewala told reporters here.

Acquiring stakes

In 2010, the Congress party through a non-profit organisation Young Indian Limited acquired the Associated Journals Limited which published the now defunct National Herald newspaper and other publications.

The Gandhis, Vora, AICC General Secretary Oscar Fernandes, technocrat Sam Pitroda and veteran journalist Suman Dubey are directors of Young Indian Ltd, which is registered under Section 25 of the Companies Act.

Surjewala dismissed BJP leader Subramanian Swamy’s allegations against the Gandhis of misappropriation of funds in acquiring the ownership of the newspaper.

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