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National Herald case: Congress defends Sonia, Rahul Gandhi

Jun 26, 2014 04:08 PM IST Politics Politics

New Delhi: Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi have not received any notice from the court regarding the National Herald case in which they have been named as accused, said party spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi.

"This is a stale complaint, we have not received the complaint letter; will give an appropriate reply after we receive the papers. This is a motivated complaint," he told reporters in New Delhi.

In an exclusive conversation with CNN-IBN, Singhvi said that the facts were misinterpreted by Swamy. He added, "Summons have not reached us yet. We intend to take full legal advice and then we will file a befitting reply."

A Delhi court had on Thursday summoned the mother-son duo for August 7. The court has found prima facie evidence against Sonia in the case and she has been summoned as accused after Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy has alleged that the Congress gave an unsecured loan to Sonia-owned Young Indian Ltd to acquire National Herald's holding company Associated Journals.