NEW DELHI: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi may skip court hearing as he will be visiting the flood-hit areas of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry today.
In a big jolt to Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi, the Delhi High Court on Monday rejected their pleas for quashing summons issued to them in the National Herald case by a lower court and observed that their conduct was questionable.
Justice Sunil Gaur turned down their plea for exemption from personal appearance in the trial court, where it is listed for Tuesday.
The Congress vice-president will also visit the neighbouring Cuddalore district in Tamil Nadu.
With water now receding from most parts of rain-battered Chennai and its suburbs, the focus is now being shifted on clearing the various areas of the waste left behind along with rehabilitation of the affected people.
The educational institutions, including schools and colleges, will remain closed today and tomorrow in Chennai for cleaning of the flood-hit areas.
Air dropping of relief materials has been called off since road connectivity has improved.
(Inputs from ANI)