Swamy explains why Congress may be silent on National Herald papers

Subramanian Swamy’s “nuclear bomb‘” in the National Herald case is finally out. Swamy today produced in court was an Income Tax assessment order against the Gandhi family owned company Young Indian. The 105 page order dated 27th December says Congress claim of Rs. 90 Crore loan to AJL was “bogus”. It orders Young Indian to pay tax for concealed income of Rs. 414 crore.

One would imagine that after such explosive revelations, the congress party would go hammer and tongs addressing press conferences, calling the allegations “false and politically motivated” in their usual style.

We wondered why there was such radio silence on this issue. Today, Swamy hinted why they might have chosen to refrain from commenting.

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Swamy said that perhaps Congress is not addressing the media on National Herald because if they do, they will have to confirm whether those papers presented by Swamy are authentic or not, and whether they were served with these documents by the IT authorities.

Interestingly, even during court proceedings Swamy had reportedly told the Gandhis to either confirm that these papers are authentic or face perjury.

Swamy also speculated as to who might have delivered these documents to him anonymously.

We had accessed the assessment order and had reported on how the order implicates the Gandhis and how the order indicates that the Gandhis took “loan” from a Hawala operator. With these interesting developments and the hints being given by Swamy, this case promises to be one with endless fireworks.

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