National Herald stages comeback on Nehru’s birth anniversary
Congress owned newspaper National Herald which has been plunged into controversy has made comeback with a digital version eight years after it had downed its shutter.
The newspaper which is run by Associated Journals announced the launch of www.nationalheraldindia.com and claimed that the printed version of its newspaper will also see a rebirth soon. A press release from the company says, “In keeping with the changing times, the newspaper group resumes phased publication as a multi-media outlet with a strong digital presence. The digital website will follow the same editorial vision and principles as that of our Founder, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.”
The newspaper claims that it is committed to ‘furthering the values it has always cherished and the best values of the Freedom Movement that of building a modern, democratic, just, equitable, liberal and socially harmonious nation, free of sectarian strife’.
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi said that the relaunch is befitting tribute to Jawaharlal Nehru on his anniversary. The newly launched website says, “We have taken our first Beta baby step as a website with a free voice to uphold the values of our freedom struggle that our founder represented.”
BJP MP Subramanian Swamy had filed case against Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi claiming that Indian National Congress granted an interest-free loan of ₹90.25 crore to Associated Journals Limited -the owner of National Herald, which was either not repaid or repaid in cash.
Swamy had alleged criminal misappropriation by both Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. The SC later had given a verdict that a prima facie case should be established in the matter.