New Delhi: Hours after a Delhi court asked Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, vice president Rahul Gandhi and others to appear on December 19 in connection with a complaint filed by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy in the National Herald case, the former put on a brave front saying “she was not afraid of anybody or anything.”
“I was asked in the morning by your colleague if I was afraid. I replied that I am the daughter-in-law of Mrs Indira Gandhi and I am not afraid of anybody or anything,” the Congress president said.
Metropolitan Magistrate Lovleen also granted the Gandhis exemption from personal appearance on Tuesday.
Reacting on the issue, Rahul Gandhi said, “I absolutely see a political vendetta. This is the way Central govt functions. I am going to keep asking exactly the questions that I have been asking. I am going to put pressure on the govt and I am going to continue to do my job.”
The Delhi High Court on Monday dismissed the plea of the Gandhis to quash the summons issued to them by a trial court on Swamy’s complaint regarding the acquisition of National Herald and asked them to appear before a trial court on Tuesday.
Justice Sunil Gaur dismissed their pleas which meant they would 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 June 26, the trial court issued summons to the Congress leaders on Swamy’s complaint about “cheating” in the acquisition of Associated Journals Ltd (AJL) by Young India Ltd (YIL) – “a firm in which Sonia and Rahul Gandhi each own a 38 percent stake”.
The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday hailed the Delhi High Court order in this regard.
“This is what happens when you buy such a huge property for a pittance,” BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain told reporters here.
“India’s law is equal for the common people and Sonia-ji and Rahul-ji. Zyada der luka-chhupi nahi chalti (one can’t play hide-and-seek for long),” he added.
Campaigning for Gujarat Assembly elections to be held in two phases on 9th (phase 1 voting day has passed) and 14 th December is in full swing. The scion of the Nehru dynasty is trying all stunts to win Gujarat for his Congress Party.
He is making rounds of numerous temples in Gujarat proclaiming himself as a ‘Shiv Bhakt Hindu’. Indira married a Muslim man Feroze Khan in a London Mosque. Many people in India are still ignorant about this fact and consider Feroze a Parsi.
Feroze’s mother was a Parsi before marriage to Feroze’s Muslim father but since, she converted to Islam, their son Feroze Khan was a Muslim.
Indira also embraced Muslim religion for marrying Feroze Khan. Her Muslim name was Maimuna Begum but she kept this fact well hidden so, as not to harm her political career.
Rajeev married Sonia Maino, a Catholic Christian. The real names of their children are Raul and Bianca Maino. They both hold Italian Passports as well but in order to fool Indians they have adopted the names of Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi.
It is incomprehensible that the aforesaid Raul Maino is claiming himself to be a Hindu now, just to garner votes for Congress in Gujarat in the name of Hindutva.
Raul while addressing an election meeting in Porbandar on 24 th November said that Prime Minister Modi gave Rs. 33,000 Crores to Tata Company for manufacturing Nano model of automobiles. He went on to say that no Tata Nano is visible on the roads of Gujarat.
When Tata Motors’ Nano manufacturing plant at Singur in West Bengal faced protests in 2008; Modi, the then chief minister of Gujarat invited the auto-maker to Gujarat and extended benefits like allotting land at concessional rates and tax exemptions for setting up the plant at Sanand near Ahmedabad.
A manufacturing plant of a big company like Tata assures employment opportunities for the locals besides making the state a more attractive investment destination for both domestic as well as foreign companies. Every Chief Minister in India would have done what Modi did at that time.
Modi didn’t do anything wrong by providing a few concessions to Tata. Nowhere, did he provide Rs. 33,000 Crores to Tata furthermore, Raul’s statement at the rally while addressing Gujarati locals; “You lost land, electricity, water to Tata Nano. And if you are not seeing any Tata Nano here, then, what type of magic is this” is completely absurd.
Immediately after the signing of the Nano deal, Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation took six villages under acquisition in Sanand. The government of Gujarat at that time paid the price of land at Rs. 1200 per square meter.
It was four times higher than the market rate prevailing at that time, resulting in the farmers of this region buying Audis and BMWs.
If the Nano model didn’t turn out to be a commercial success, what has Modi got to do with it? Every big business house knows that not all of their products would turn out to be profitable.
Mr. Maino also said that the amount of money Narendra Modi gave for manufacturing Nano Cars was equal to the UPA government’s allocation for funding MNREGA since Raul frequently likes to harp about the success of MNREGA. Here are the facts;
This scheme only guarantees jobs for 100 days a year. A year has 365 days. What about the rest of the 265 days? The jobs in MNREGA involve completely useless and unproductive tasks like digging ditches and then filling them back with sand. This MNREGA scheme is a total failure and waste of government funds.
MNREGA has turned majority of its recipients into lazy, good-for- nothing, unemployables. This scheme must be abolished with immediate effect.
Raul tried to woo the fishermen of Gujarat by saying that Congress government used to provide them with subsidy, which covered 25 percent of fishermen’s expenses on diesel and petrol.
The question is; where and when would this useless subsidy culture end?
Congress is just playing ‘Poverty Politics’. These doles and freebies make people indolent and uncompetitive thus preventing the progress of a nation.
Raul wants Indian masses to always stand infront of Congress politicians with folded hands like the old “Maii Baap” culture pioneered by Nehru and later followed by Indira and Rajeev.
This pattern continued until the only sensible Congress Prime Minister till now, P.V. Narsimha Rao liberalized the Indian economy in the early 1990’s.
It’s highly disappointing that inspite of Raul Maino’s, relatively young age and wide travels, he does not possess any constructive and innovative ideas to make India a better place.
Raul should do himself and the nation a favor by retiring from politics. He anyway does not need to work for a living and can enjoy the Billions amassed by his ancestors through masquerading as fake Gandhis.
– The author is a Master Degree holder in International Tourism & Leisure Studies from Netherlands and is based in China
NEW DELHI: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday attacked the Narendra Modi-led central government after the prices of cooking gas was again hiked, asking him to “vacate the ‘Sinhasan’ (post of the Prime Minister)”.
“Mehangi gas, mehanga rashan. Band karo khokala bhashan. Dam bandho kam do. Warna khali karo sinhasan (Expensive gas, expensive ration. Stop making hollow promises. Fix the rates and give employment or else vacate the post),” Rahul Gandhi tweeted attaching a news report of the hike.
Chandigarh, Sep 11, 2017: Punjab’s opposition Akali Dal on Sunday said that latest findings of PGIMER survey listing drug addiction in the state at less than a per cent had yet again nailed the “anti-Punjab conspiracy” of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal and demanded they apologise to the people.
“The latest comprehensive survey which was carried out in all 22 districts as well as 22 villages in each district, had exposed the anti-Punjab conspiracy of Rahul Gandhi and his team as well as that of AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal,” SAD President Sukhbir Singh Badal said in a statement here.
“Both leaders and their parties should now tell Punjabis why they branded them as drug addicts and tender an unconditional apology to the people of the state.”
Claiming that the “entire conspiracy was hatched to counter the development narrative of the previous SAD-BJP government”, Badal said though the Congress had succeeded in its goal of achieving power in Punjab, it had caused incalculable damage to its people and its economy.
“Both Congress and AAP played with the lives of the youth and made them virtually unhireable. The image distortion also dented the image of Punjab and Punjabis worldwide,” he said.
Highlighting Rahul Gandhi’s “nefarious role in this sordid chapter of Punjab politics”, Badal said he was “definitely the villain-in-chief”.
“Rahul uttered an utter lie to reap political mileage for his flagging party by claiming in October 2012 at a NSUI function in Chandigarh that 70 per cent of the state’s youth were drug addicts.
“This despite the fact that he knew well that he was reading out a sample survey of drug addicts of which youth formed a big share,” he said.
“During the Punjab assembly campaign this year, he insisted he was speaking the truth and even had the gall to ask Punjabis to admit they were drug addicts. Such behaviour coming from the chosen scion of the Gandhi dynasty is shameful,” he added.
A survey done by a team of doctors and researchers of the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research had revealed that drugs abuse in Punjab was just around one per cent of the 2.8 crore population in the state.
Badal said that Aam Aadmi Party leader Kejriwal and “his gang of outsiders had also tried to doom the future of the youth by claiming 40 lakh youth were drug addicts”.
“The PGIMER report puts the entire number of addicts in the state at 2.7 lakh. Other reports, included that conducted by AIIMS, had come out with even lower figures than this,” he added.
A detailed survey by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi had put the drug addiction at 0.84 per cent.
“The Punjab government also got a dope test conducted on 3.76 lakh youth who presented themselves for police recruitment. The test, which was conducted by the Baba Farid Health Sciences University, saw only 1.27 per cent candidates testing positive,” Badal said, citing a survey done during the Akali government last year. (IANS)