Home News Reports Rahul Gandhi asks the court to gag media on National Herald case, Court declines

Rahul Gandhi asks the court to gag media on National Herald case, Court declines

Young Indian Pvt Ltd, whose largest stakeholders are Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi, had not long back approached the Delhi High court, seeking a stay on the Rs 249.15 crore income tax proceedings against it. Rahul Gandhi had challenged Income Tax authority’s order to reopen his tax assessment related to the National Herald and Young Indian transactions.

Coming down heavily on Gandhi, the court rejected the plea and granted no interim relief to Rahul in Income Tax reassessment notice for FY 2011-12 issued by tax department in March this year. The IT department informed the court that AICC had given Rs. 99 crore to Associated Journals Limited (AJL) which publishes the Congress’ mouthpiece National Herald, and that Rahul had wilfully chosen not to disclose he was a director in Young Indian Pvt Ltd. To that, the court said that it will determine whether Rahul Gandhi was under any obligation to disclose these details or not.

Sonia, Rahul, Young Indian (YI) and others were earlier summoned as accused by a trial court in the National Herald misappropriation of assets case. The crux of the case lies in the fact that the Indian National Congress/All India Congress Committee (AICC) had over the years advanced a loan of 90 crore rupees to Associated Journals Limited (AJL), which published its mouthpiece, the National Herald. These loans were later sold cheap for just 50 lakhs rupees and were used to give a 99% stake in AJL to the Gandhis, via the company Young Indian (YI), thus transferring the ownership of valuable assets owned by AJL to YI.

- Advertisement - - Article resumes -

However, this was not the only bombshell dropped at the bigwigs. Along with rejecting the plea, the Delhi High Court also denied staying media reporting, which the counsel for Rahul Gandhi had asked the court to consider.

In a paltry display of double-standards, where on one hand the ‘benefactor of freedom of expression’, Rahul Gandhi, who does not leave a single opportunity to endorse himself and his party as flag-bearers’ of this fundamental right, has conveniently shifted goals when it comes to reporting a case that involves him.

However, setting contradictory standards is not something which is unexpected from the Congress President. Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar had summarized his harrowing experience during “Indu Sarkar” by the Congress, including disrupting of screening of the movie. A spoof video featuring Rahul Gandhi had enraged the party enough to file a police complaint. Even recently, a Congress leader from West Bengal took an offence to the show ‘Sacred Games’ for depicting former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in ‘poor light’.

Share This Post With Your Friends & Fans:
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Most read articles recently

Here is what may have triggered Rajdeep Sardesai’s own colleague slamming him for being a pliant journalist

Anjana Om Kashyap, one of the Editors of Aaj Tak who conducted that interview interestingly took to Twitter today to castigate what appears to be her colleague, Rajdeep Sardesai.

The side of Rabindranath Tagore that ‘Liberal Intellectuals’ don’t want you to see: Here is what he thought of Islam

Rabindranath Tagore was an extremely complicated man born into an extremely complicated era. Unfortunately enough, he became a victim of the newly minted artificially secular regime's revisionist project

That time in 2007 when BJP nearly got banned

Can you imagine the kind of outpouring of rhetoric that would happen if the BJP were doing this to the Congress today?

A dystopian future where Hindu nationalists take over: Social media reacts to Netflix’s latest Hinduphobic show ‘Leila’

After Ghoul and Sacred Games, Leila is the third show on Netflix that demonizes Hindus.

Of Nationalism and Hindu history: When fiction writer Romila Thapar writes for racist NYT, the result is bound to be poppycock

In an article for the 'failing' New York Times (as POTUS Trump calls it), Romila Thapar, academia and approved fake news peddler, spreads rather dubious canards about Hindu Nationalism and Hindu history
Here is what The Quint never asked Rahul Gandhi

Out, damned liar: The Quint crawls in its interview of Rahul Gandhi. Here is what Raghav Bahl never bothered to ask

Propaganda website The Quint, which is often caught lying and pandering to Rahul Gandhi, got the opportunity to interview Congress President Rahul Gandhi and they went out of their way to crawl

Sensing a possible Modi victory, Rajdeep Sardesai proceeds to discredit his own channel’s Exit Poll even before it is aired

Sensing that PM Modi might just come back to power for a second term, he has proceeded to discredit his own channel's Exit Poll which is yet to be aired.
PM Modi's Kedarnath visit mocked by 'secular intellectuals'

PM Modi visits Kedarnath for prayer and meditation, ‘secular intellectuals’ rush to mock his faith

The visceral reaction that liberals have whenever Prime Minister Narendra Modi practices his Hindu faith reveals the deep insecurity they suffer from.

After Anjana Om Kashyap, now Shweta Singh calls out Rajdeep Sardesai’s bias among others

Sweta Singh has called out the blatant bias in the Left media and even Rajdeep Sardesai among others.
Subscribe to Day's Top Stories

Latest articles

Connect with us

163,313FansLike
138,644FollowersFollow
62,905SubscribersSubscribe

Don't miss these

Share This Post With Your Friends & Fans: