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By NewsGram Staff Writer

Master allegation leveller Subramanian Swamy is up at it again. This time the senior BJP leader has claimed that the Congress president Sonia Gandhi will go to jail in connection with the National Herald case.

“National Herald kay maamlay may Sonia Gandhi jail jayegi (Sonia Gandhi will go to jail in connection with National Herald case),” Subramanian Swamy told ANI.

The allegations levelled against Sonia Gandhi and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi are that as majority shareholders of Young India Ltd (YIL), they benefited from the acquisition of Associated Journals Ltd (AJL), the publisher of the now defunct National Herald newspaper.

After Swami registered a complaint alleging “cheating” in the acquisition of AJL by YIL- “a firm in which Sonia and Rahul Gandhi each own a 38-percent stake,” the court issued summons to the Congress leaders on June 26, 2015.

Earlier in March, this year, Congress president Sonia Gandhi told the Delhi High Court that there was no “illegality” in the acquisition of AJL by YIL as per the Companies Act.

“BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has no locus standi in the case”, added the Congress leader.

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Reacting to the development, Rahul Gandhi tweeted: "When the scales of justice are tampered with, anarchy reigns."

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday charged Prime Minister Narendra Modi with destroying key institutions to cover up the “Rafale scam” following reports of Supreme Court judge A.K. Sikri, who sided with the government to remove CBI Director Alok Verma, being nominated to the Commonwealth Tribunal.

According to sources, Justice Sikri was nominated by the Modi government to the prestigious post of President/ Member of the London-based Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal (CSAT).

CSAT is the final adjudicator of disputes arising out of contracts entered into by or on behalf of the Commonwealth Secretariat. After reports of his nomination emerged, Justice Sikri declined his “consent” for the post.

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Reacting to the development, Rahul Gandhi tweeted: “When the scales of justice are tampered with, anarchy reigns.”

“This Prime Minister will stop at nothing, stoop to anything and destroy everything, to cover up the Rafale Scam. He’s driven by fear. It’s this fear that is making him corrupt and destroy key institutions,” said Gandhi tagging a media report about the post-retirement offer to the Supreme Court judge.

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Sikri was part of the Selection Committee including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge that on Thursday decided 2:1 to remove CBI chief Verma from the post. Kharge gave a dissenting note and opposed Verma’s ouster. (IANS)