The National Herald case is nothing but a political vendetta, Rahul Gandhi said today while responding to reporters during his day-long Puducherry visit.
“I absolutely see a political vendetta. I will answer them in Parliament. The Centre thinks they can stop me from asking questions about them by vendetta politics. That is not going to happen,” the Congress vice-president told reporters as he arrived in the rain-ravaged region to meet the affected people.
Earlier, a Delhi court granted exemption to both Rahul and Sonia Gandhi from appearing before it for trial in the National Herald cheating and misappropriation case. The court, however, asked the Congress leaders to appear before it on December 19.
Angered over the court’s decision on Monday asking Sonia and Rahul to face trial in the case, Congress members on Tuesday paralysed proceeding in Parliament. Congress MPs called it a vendetta politics and protested in Lok Sabha as well as Rajya Sabha leading to repeated adjournments of both houses.
As soon as proceedings began in Lok Sabha on Tuesday, Congress members stormed the well, shouting slogans against the government. They refusing to heed to repeated appeals from Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to return to their seats and let the house function.
“Down with dictatorship… Vendetta politics won’t work,” Congress members shouted in Lok Sabha in the presence of party chief Sonia Gandhi.