Free Press Journal

Herald case: Sonia, Rahul oppose Swamy’s petition


New Delhi : Congress President Sonia Gandhi and her son and party Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday opposed BJP leader Subramanian Swamy’s plea seeking examination of Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi and others in the National Herald case.

The defence counsel told Metropolitan Magistrate Lovleen that Swamy’s application contemplates to create a situation where a fishing and roving enquiry could be set into motion beyond the scope of the allegations made in the present complaint.

All the accused – the Gandhis, Congress party leaders Motilal Vora, Oscar Fernandes, Suman Dubey, and Sam Pitroda and Young Indian – filed a common reply on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader’s plea seeking summoning of party General Secretary Dwivedi, Associated Journals’ Chief Financial Officer Ashok Gupta, Company Secretary Suresh Kumar Sharma and others as witnesses.

After Swamy sought more time to prepare his argument, the court listed the matter for April 22.–IANS