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Sonia Gandhi and Rahul summoned by Indian court over 'funds misuse'

Published on Jun 26, 2014 8:55 PM
 
Congress Party leaders Rahul and Sonia Gandhi were summoned by an Indian court on Thursday, June 26, 2014, over allegations that they misused funds of a newspaper once run by the family. -- PHOTO: AFP

NEW DELHI (AFP) - An Indian court on Thursday summoned Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, leaders of the defeated Congress party, over allegations that they misused funds of a newspaper once run by the family.

The mother-son duo of the famed Nehru-Gandhi dynasty are due to appear in court next month after Mr Subramanian Swamy, a politician from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, filed a petition accusing them of misusing funds of the National Herald newspaper which closed down in 2008.

The paper was launched by India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru.

Mrs Sonia Gandhi, widow of Nehru's grandson Rajiv, later became the chief patron of the trust that ran the publication.

 
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