"National Herald kay maamlay may Sonia Gandhi jail jayegi (Sonia Gandhi will go to jail in connection with National Herald case)," Subramanian Swamy told ANI.
Swamy has claimed that Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, as majority shareholders of Young India Ltd, benefited from the acquisition of Associated Journals Ltd.
Swamy had alleged that AJL had received an interest-free loan of Rs.90.25 crore from the Congress and that the party transferred the debt to YIL for Rs.50 lakh. At the time, AJL, which had Vora as its chairman, claimed that it could not repay the loan and agreed to transfer the company and its assets to YIL.
On June 26, 2015 the trial court issued summons to the Congress leaders on a complaint by Swamy alleging "cheating" in the acquisition of AJL, the publisher of the now defunct National Herald newspaper, by YIL - "a firm in which Sonia and Rahul Gandhi each own a 38-percent stake".
Earlier in March, this year, Congress president Sonia Gandhi told the Delhi High Court, there was no "illegality" in the acquisition of AJL by YIL as per the Companies Act, and added that BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has no locus standi in the case.