National Herald case rocks Parliament as Congress shouts slogans against PM Modi

The Rajya Sabha was yet again disrupted on Wednesday as the Congress leaders stormed to the well raising slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government, leading to the adjournment of the Upper House till 11:30 a.m.

ANI| Updated: Dec 09, 2015, 13:48 PM IST
National Herald case rocks Parliament as Congress shouts slogans against PM Modi

New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha was yet again disrupted on Wednesday as the Congress leaders stormed to the well raising slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government, leading to the adjournment of the Upper House till 11:30 a.m.

Raising slogans against the ruling dispensation, the Congress leaders alleged that dictatorship on part of the government would not be accepted.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on the other hand accused the Congress of politicising the National Herald issue and hit out at the grand old party for disrupting the proceedings in both the Houses of Parliament `without any reason`.

The Congress accused the government of `political vendetta`.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) yesterday hit out at the Congress for disrupting the proceedings in both the Houses of Parliament without any reason.Minister of State of Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi charged the Congress with politicising the National Herald case. 

He said the Congress has no issue to debate in the Parliament and, therefore, it is creating ruckus unnecessarily.Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman said the Congress should not be worried if it had not done anything wrong in the case.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi have been asked to appear in a Delhi Court on December 19 in connection with this case.

The summons were issued to them on a criminal complaint lodged by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy for alleged cheating and misappropriation of funds in acquiring ownership of now-defunct daily National Herald.

The Congress leaders own a stake as directors in YIL, registered as a charitable company, as per the complaint.The complaint alleged corruption in the assigning of loan worth Rs. 90.25 crore owed to the Congress by Associated Journals Limited (AJL), publisher of the National Herald, to YIL for Rs. 50 lakh.