Criminals never say they are guilty: Nadda on National Herald case

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New Delhi/Bhopal, June 1 (UNI) The BJP on Wednesday refuted Congress’ allegation of the ED summon to Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi in the National Herald case being “political vendetta” with party chief JP Nadda saying that a criminal never says they are guilty.

At a press conference in Bhopal, Nadda was asked about the Congress charge of the summons to their party leaders being ‘politically motivated’.

“Have you ever seen a criminal saying I am guilty? They get punished, serve sentences, and yet they will always say they have been trapped,” Nadda said.

“If a charge sheet is filed, you should approach the court to get it quashed… but they sought bail. It means they’re guilty,” Nadda further said.

The National Herald case pertains to the alleged misappropriation of assets of over Rs 2,000 crore in an equity transaction. A trial court had in December 2015 granted Sonia and Rahul Gandhi bail in the case.

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur meanwhile said government agencies are doing their work.

Asked about the allegation made by Congress that the summons sent to Congress leaders in the National Herald Case was politically motivated, Thakur, who was addressing a briefing on the decisions of the Cabinet, said, “government agencies do their work”.

He refused to make any further comments on the issue saying it was not related to the government or Cabinet decisions.

The Enforcement Directorate has summoned Congress President Sonia Gandhi and party leader Rahul Gandhi in connection with the National Herald case.

Congress spokespersons Abhishek Manu Singhvi, and Randeep Singh Surjewala called it ‘political vendetta’.

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