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Sonia, Rahul ‘has to face the law’: BJP


Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi: Following the Delhi High Court’s decision to quash the lower court’s summons to Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi in the National Herald case, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said the duo has to face the law.

“The law of India is equal for common people as well as for Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. The Constitution has given them equal rights. One has to face the law,” BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain told the media here.

“They should be present in the court. They have to give an answer if they are getting benefitted. Law is doing its work. They have the right to put their views in the court,” he added. Justice Sunil Gaur dismissed the pleas which means they will have to appear before the trial court in the case.

Apart from the Gandhis, the court also dismissed the pleas of Congress treasurer Motilal Vora, family friend Suman Dubey and party leader Oscar Fernandes who had moved the High Court for quashing of summons to them by a trial court. On 26 June, the trial court issued summons to the Congress leaders on BJP leader Subramanian Swamy’s complaint.

He has complained about cheating and breach of trusts in the acquisition of Associated Journals Limited – the publisher of National Herald – by a company called Young Indian Limited, in which the Gandhis reportedly hold shares. The Congress Party and its lawyers have repeatedly said there was no wrongful gain or loss in the transaction. (ANI)