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Congress’s drama giving nation a ‘bad name’: Swamy


New Delhi: Dubbing the Congress protest across the country over the National Herald case as ‘drama’, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaderSubramanian Swamy on Saturday said it is giving a bad name to the nation.

“Everybody should learn that we are all equal before the law. All this drama that is being done by the Congress that some people can be prosecuted and some people can’t be prosecuted is giving the country a bad name . It is a court matter and I am not the attorney general or theCBI Director.I am just an ordinary citizen. I have filed a private complaint. The court has accepted that there is prima facie evidence,” Swamy told the media here.

“They have got all the top lawyers.six of them who are the most high-priced lawyers. Why are they so scared to have the mob coming and making all this drama and all this abuse and so on? Let the court process start today,” he added.

Congress leaders and workers are protesting against the Centre and the BJP in the alleged National Herald corruption case.

Massive protests have been organised across the country in Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi, Patna, Nagpur, Kolkata and Coimbatore.

Today, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi along with the other accused in the National Herald case will appear before Metropolitan Magistrate Lovleen in response to summons issued against them. They have been summoned by the trial court on prima facie charges of criminal conspiracy, cheating, criminal breach of trust and dishonest misappropriation of property under relevant sections of the law.

Meanwhile, security has been beefed up outside the Patiala House court and the Congressheadquarters in Delhi. 16 additional CCTV cameras have been installed in the premises where the hearing would be held. (ANI)

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