Govt. denies Congress' 'political vendetta' charge

Govt. denies Congress

Submitted by Subeditor on Tue, 2015-12-08 13:47 New Delhi: The government on Tuesday criticised Congress president Sonia Gandhi for charging it with political vendetta in the National Herald case, and denied that it has no role to play in it. “The National Herald case is under the court's jurisdiction and the government has no role to play in it,” Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy told media here. Earlier, asked by reporters if the case was an instance of political vendetta, Sonia Gandhi said: “I leave it on you to judge.” She emphatically denied that she was upset. “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,” she said after a meeting of party lawmakers. In Parliament, the Congress protested in both Houses, raising allegations that Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy is targeting its leaders. Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi have been asked to appear in court on December 19 in connection with the case, which is the earliest possible date given by the court. "Arguments on the mater were reserved on December 4. We were told over the phone yesterday about the pronouncement of judgment and saw the copy online. We made it clear to the honourable magistrate today that each accused is extremely keen, ready and willing to appear at the earliest. We were seeking exemption only for today," Congress spokesperson and senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi told the reporters here. (ANI)