NEW DELHI: A Delhi court on Tuesday asked Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, vice president Rahul Gandhi and others to appear on December 19 in connection with a complaint filed by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy in the National Herald newspaper case.
Metropolitan Magistrate Lovleen also granted them exemption from personal appearance on Tuesday.
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The Delhi High Court on Monday dismissed the plea of the Gandhis to quash the summons issued to them by a trial court on Swamy's complaint regarding the acquisition of National Herald and asked them to appear before trial court on Tuesday.
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On June 26 last year, the trial court issued summons to the Congress leaders on Swamy's complaint about "cheating" in the acquisition of Associated Journals Ltd. by Young India Ltd. - "a firm in which Sonia and Rahul Gandhi each own a 38 percent stake".