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BJP targets Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi over National Herald case

New Delhi: Targetting Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, the BJP on Thursday alleged that ''Young India'', a company in which Congress President and her son are said to have majority stake,

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Publish Date: Oct 23 2015 9:47AM | Updated Date: Oct 23 2015 9:47AM

BJP targets Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi over National Herald case

 New Delhi: Targetting Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, the BJP on Thursday alleged that 'Young India', a company in which Congress President and her son are said to have majority stake, had borrowed a sum of Rs one crore from a firm which was allegedly involved in converting black money into white.

Claiming that this was just the "tip of the iceberg", BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said at a press conference "the first family" of Indian politics should provide answers to questions being raised by them.

The Congress, however, dismissed it saying that BJP was levelling baseless charges as it sensed imminent defeat in the Bihar assembly elections. Patra claimed that around December 2010 a company, 'Young Indian', in which Sonia and Rahul Gandhi have 38 percent shares, each was formed.

"If somebody has 76 percent shares of a company then naturally, they have the ownership rights," Patra said adding that 24 percent shares were held by Congress leaders Oscar Fernandes and Motilal Vora.