The Nehru founded newspaper National Herald was asked to vacate its office in the national capital.
The Delhi High Court rejected the appeal of Associated Journals in which it had challenged the centre’s decision asking it to vacate the office space in central Delhi.
The government told that no press was functioning in the premises for over ten years and it been used for only commercial purposes, which is in violation of the lease agreement.
A BJP senior leader Subramanian Swamy alleged that Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi set a company to buy debts worth INR₹ 90 crore owed by Associated Journals. The Associated Journals published three newspapers the National Herald (english), Qaumi Awaz (Urdu) and Navjivan (Hindi).
The AJL shut down it’s three newspapers in 2008 over debts, the BJP alleges the Gandhi’s used the Congress party funds to pay off its debt even through the newspaper had assets worth thousands of crores.