Congress to launch commemorative edition of National Herald today

Later, Rahul Gandhi was scheduled to address a general body meeting of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) comprising of 1,500 members, including Chief Minister Siddharamaiah at the Jnana Jyothi auditorium. "They only want to distract the attention from the issues of farmers and employment", alleged Gandhi. "The Government is forcing everyone into silence", he added. "I am happy to see that over the last three years, despite their loud and critical speeches, the BJP government may have changed some of their names, but it has not been able to shut down the UPA's flagship programs - MGNREGA, UID, RTI, RTE, RTF", Gandhi said.

Speaking at the event, Mr. Gandhi took on the NDA government saying that the "power of truth" has been replaced by the "truth of power". He said that thousands of journalists told him that they were not being allowed to write what they wanted to.

The Congress veep said, "Everybody knows what the truth is".

The newspaper has been in the headlines after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy filed a case against Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Congress Treasurer Motilal Vora, Congress leader Oscar Fernandes, Suman Dubey and Sam Pitroda.

The newspaper that was re-launched in the presence of Vice President Hamid Ansari and other senior Congress leaders was first launched by Jawaharlal Nehru.

After the mega start in Congress-ruled Karnataka, where elections will be held next year, the newspaper's weekly print edition will be launched by President Pranab Mukherjee in Delhi.

The Congress party today launched the refurbished website ofNational Herald, which had stopped the publication a few years ago, as the party preferred Bengaluru as it is the IT Capital of the country. Ltd (YI) obtained the right to recover Rs 90.25 crore, which its publisher, Associate Journals Ltd (AJL), owed to the Congress party.

Last month, the Delhi High Court refused to stop a tax investigation into Young Indian but asked the Congress to approach the Income Tax assessing officer.

  • Leroy Wright