It may not be co – incidence but has happened in very short time . Congress leaders like party Vice president Rahul Gandhi and Congress president Sonia Gandhi it appears are wary of facing trial . There are two cases on which there has been a flip flop . One is the much talked about Rahul Gandhi and the RSS battle over the killing of the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi. And the other is the long pending National Herald Case.
In both the two cases the Courts have rapped the Congress leaders . In the first instance Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Vice President Rahul Gandhi and other leaders were asked by a Delhi court to respond to a fresh plea of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy seeking certain documents from the party and Associated Journals Ltd (AJL) in the National Herald case.
Besides the Gandhis, Metropolitan Magistrate Lovleen also issued notices to other party leaders like Motilal Vora, Oscar Fernandes, Suman Dubey and Sam Pitroda seeking their replies within two weeks.
The national Herald case is a historical as well as nostalgic case for the Congress party . It may be recalled that Associated Journals Limited (AJL) is an unlisted public company limited by shares, incorporated on 20 November 1937, with its registered office at Herald House, 5-A, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi. It was the brainchild of India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru but it was never his personal property as it was started with the support of about 5,000 freedom fighters who became shareholders of AJL.
The Congress wariness of facing trial is laughable since in the past they had asked Narendra Modi, before he became Prime Minister after the 2002 Gujarat riots to face trial and face the ordeal. Now they should too face go through the trial by fire.