Khurshid rubbishes Swamy's charge against Sonia, Rahul

Last Updated: Fri, Nov 02, 2012 13:00 hrs

New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) Congress leader Salman Khurshid Friday rubbished allegations against Congress president Sonia Gandhi and general secretary Rahul Gandhi for allegedly taking over assets worth Rs.1,600 crore belonging to the party's defunct mouthpiece "National Herald".

"I am surprised. There is absolutely no basis to these allegations," External Affairs Minister Khurshid told reporters here when asked about the allegations of Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy Thursday.

"Companies are constantly making amendments in their constitution. In this case, it's a non-profit making company. Rather, it should be seen as an example of good governance," Khurshid said on the sidelines of multilateral diplomatic event.

Swamy accused the Gandhis of siphoning off the Congress party's funds to the family-controlled enterprise, and of leasing a part of Herald House to the passport division in brazen violation of the lease conditions stipulating that the premises could be used only for publishing a newspaper.

Swamy has also demanded a probe by the CBI and the Serious Fraud Investigation Office.

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