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    The Newshour Debate: Swamy vs Rahul - Part 2 of 2


    by TimesNow

    In a debate moderated by TIMES NOW's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami, panelists -- Sanjay Jha, Co - founder, Humara; Dr Subramaniam Swamy, President, Janata Party; Rahul Narvekar, Spokesperson, Shiv Sena and Anil Galgali, RTI Activist -- debate after National Herald property why is there a fresh controversy over a prime piece of Mumbai land?

    An RTI activist has alleged that prime Mumbai land was misused by Rahul Gandhi's company Young Indian, which acquired Associated Journals, founded by late Jawaharlal Nehru. The RTI activist has claimed documents obtained by him under RTI showed that the Associated Journal was allotted a prime plot, ostensibly for a newspaper publication and a Nehru memorial library and research centre, neither of which was built. Janta Party chief Subramanian Swamy has demanded fresh investigation into the land alloted to Associated Journals.Earlier on November 1, Swamy alleged that Congress President Sonia Gandhi and General Secretary Rahul Gandhi were behind the Congress giving Rs 90 crore loan to Associated Journals that published the now-defunct National Herald newspaper, in violation of tax and election laws, new controversy has erupted. Reacting to Swamys allegations, the Congress asked him to sue the Gandhis contending that the onus to prove the allegations lay with those who make them. After the allegations, Swamy filed petition to the Election Commission (EC) to de-recognise Congress for violation of law, but the EC dismissed Swamy's plea holding that it did not fall under any of the grounds specified for de-recognition of a political party.