National Herald Case: Ram Jethmalani offers to defend Sonia, Rahul for free

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New Delhi, Jan 14: Noted lawyer Ram Jethmalani has reportedly offered to defend Congress President Sonia Gandhi and her son and party's Vice President Rahul Gandhi for 'free' in the infamous National Herald Case.

According to reports, Jethmalani had on Dec 11, 2015 had wrote to Sonia saying, "I know you have many great lawyers in the party. Still, my services are available to you if you need", while adding that he neither requires any fee nor any consideration for offering his services to defend her and Rahul in the case.

Ram Jethmalani & Sonia Gandhi

"Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi have done no wrong and that the charges against them were false and malicious", he further added. [What is National Herald Scam: Explained]

Meanwhile, as Sonia did not responded on his offer, Jethmalani had wrote another letter to Sonia, saying that he considers that he has been discharged from his self-imposed obligation, as she has not responded to him yet.

BJP Leader Subramanian Swamy had filed the case against Congress top brass in connection with the National Herald case in 2014. [All you need to know about National Herald case]

On Dec 19, 2015, both Sonia and Rahul were granted bail by the Patiala House Court complex. The court fixed the next date of hearing for February 20 at 2 pm. [Never spoke to Modi about National Herald case: Subramanian Swamy]

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