on Dec 19
National Herald issue haunting Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. They will have to appear in a Delhi court on December 19 to face allegations that they illegally acquired property worth Rs. 5,000 crore belonging to the National Herald newspaper. Reacting on this,Mrs Gandhi told reporters today ‘Why should I be upset? As I told my friends, I am Indira Gandhi’s daughter-in-law and I am not scared of anybody.’ Asked whether she and her son Rahul were being targeted for political vendetta, the Congress president replied: ‘I leave it on you to judge.’
Yesterday, the Delhi High Court refused to cancel court summons to the two top Congress leaders, saying the allegations “smacked of criminality.” The Gandhis were to appear in a lower court today, but were given exemption and a new date. “We told the court that the accused are extremely keen, ready and willing to appear before the magistrate at the earliest possible date,” said Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi, who is representing them.