National Herald case: Delhi court defers hearing till 21 October; Subramanian Swamy calls Congress office-bearers 'cheats'
Delhi court on Saturday deferred the hearing in the National Herald case after both the sides sought adjournment into the matter.
Rafale deal: Anil Ambani to withdraw Rs 5,000 cr defamation suits filed against Congress, National Herald
The complainants said the defendants made libelous and derogatory statements against the Reliance Group and its chairman Anil Ambani pertaining to the Rafale fighter jet deal and his firms.
Swamy had sought documents relating to a loan given by the Congress to the AJL, the holding firm of the National Herald, saying these were necessary for the purpose of trial.
Congress general secretary Janardan Dwivedi hit back, saying reviving the National Herald, founded by Jawaharlal Nehru, was an emotional issue for it and no commercial profit accrued to the party from the loan.
There is a case for the Election Commission to investigate if the Rs 90 crore loan from the Congress to Associated Journals, and Rahul Gandhi's failure to declare his shareholdings in Young Indian, amount to violations of election laws.
Breaking its silence, the Congress on Friday rejected allegations levelled by Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy and maintained that its support to National Herald newspaper was interest free loans yielding no commercial profit to the party.