Inquire into charges against Sonia Gandhi: Dr. Subramanian Swamy

published on August 21, 2008

On August 15th, the Superior Court of New Jersey in Monmouth County near New York dismissed the $ 100 million damages suit for defamation filed by the Indian National Overseas Congress against Satyanarayana Dosapati, his wife Sunanda Thali, and several others. The Plaintiff , the Overseas Congress had alleged that by publishing a paid full page advertisement in the New York Times on October 2, 2007, the defendants had defamed Ms Sonia Gandhi by stating in that publication that Ms. Gandhi had faked her educational qualifications, had received payments from the KGB, smuggled antiques out of India, stashed away $ 2 billion in Swiss bank accounts, and had got her citizenship of India by misrepresenting facts in her application.

Hence, it was stated that Ms. Sonia Gandhi should not be allowed to speak about Mahatma Gandhi in a UN function. The Plaintiff claimed that the advertisement by the Defendants had caused a huge financial loss to the political party of Ms. Sonia Gandhi and hence they were suing for $100 million. Defendants had submitted in their defence that they had relied on the published material in the item “Know Your Sonia” and available in, and there was no defamation since these published materials were never controverted by the Congress Party or by Ms. Sonia Gandhi.


                  [The Overseas Congress President Dr. Sunil Malhotra had also simultaneously filed an identical case in the State Supreme Court of New York against other signatories of the New York Times advertisement, viz, Narain Kataria and Arish Sahani, and that is posted for hearing on October 2nd this year].


                 When the Court convened on August 15th, the Judge Ms. Patrica Del Bueno Cleary asked the counsels of both parties to make their submissions briefly. After hearing both counsels and perusing the records, Judge Cleary ruled that the Overseas Congress lacked the basis, legitimacy and locus standi to pursue the matter any further, and summarily dismissed the case.


Dr SubramanianSwamy who is now in New Jersy, wanted that Govt of India to appoint a commission of Inquiry against Sonia Gandhi, he said charges against Ms. Sonia Gandhi remain uncontroverted, and hence I demand that the government of India appoint a Commission of Inquiry to investigate all these charges including some additional charges for which I have recently collected material.

Read More at Do You Know Your Sonia ?


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