NEW DELHI/CHENNAI: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday alleged “political vendetta” behind the National Herald cheating and misappropriation case, saying “this is the way the the central government functions”.
“I absolutely see a political vendetta. I will answer them in Parliament,” the Congress VP said while talking to reporters after visiting flood-affected areas in Puducherry.
“The Centre thinks they can stop me from asking questions about them by “vendetta” politics. That is not going to happen,” Rahul said.
Rahul said the government at the Centre thought it could stop him from asking questions “about them” by adopting such “vendetta politics,” but “that is not going to happen.”
“I am going to keep asking exactly the same questions I have been asking. I am going to put pressure on the government and I will continue to do my job,” the Amethi MP said.
Earlier, a combative Sonia Gandhi, invoking the legacy of her mother-in-law and former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, had asserted that she was not scared of anyone.
“Why should I be scared of anyone? I am (former prime minister) Indira Gandhi’s daughter-in-law. I am not scared of anyone,” Sonia Gandhi told reporters in Delhi.
Meanwhile, Combative Congress members, upset over the National Herald case, on Tuesday paralysed Parliament protesting against alleged “vendetta politics” leading to repeated adjournments in the Lok Sabha as well as Rajya Sabha.
No sooner had both the Houses assembled for the day, Congress members stormed the well, shouting slogans against the government and refusing to heed to the chair’s repeated pleas that they return to their seats and raise the issue.
While no Congress member specified the issue agitating them, their vociferous protests came a day after the Delhi high court, in a blow to Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, declined to give them any relief in the National Herald case, asking them to appear before the trial court.