National Herald Case: Sonia & Rahul Should Appear on 19th Dec
The Patiala Court in Delhi ordered Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice-President Rahul Gandhi to appear for hearing on 19th December, striking down their petition seeking exemption from personal appearance. Though Sonia and Rahul have to make presence at the Delhi court today, they skipped it. AICC representative Abhisekh Manu Singhvi attending on behalf of them told the court that Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi would be attending the hearing since they have pre-scheduled engagements. While Rahul is on Puducherry tour, Sonia Gandhi is in Delhi. Abhishek Sanghvi requested court for personal exemption for the two congress leaders. The court that rejected the plea said that both Sonia and Rahul should appear on 19th December without fail. The National Herald English news daily was shut down in 2008 in losses. BJP leader Subrahmanian Swamy accused Sonia and Rahul of misusing Rs.2,000 crores of National Herald.