Bengaluru: AICC Vice-President Rahul Gandhi released the commemorative issue of ‘National Herald’ at a function held at Ambedkar Bhavan to mark the Weekly’s re-launch here this morning. The re-launch of National Herald was attended by Vice-President Hamid Ansari and Governor Vajubhai R. Vala.
Later, Rahul Gandhi was scheduled to address a general body meeting of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) comprising of 1,500 members, including Chief Minister Siddharamaiah at the Jnana Jyothi auditorium.
The National Herald was launched in 1938 by Jawaharlal Nehru. Last year, the newspaper returned with a digital version eight years after it shut down with an alleged unpaid debt of about Rs. 90 crore.
President Pranab Mukherjee is expected to formally launch the print edition in New Delhi today.
The National Herald is at the centre of allegations that the Gandhis set up the Young Indian company to buy the newspaper’s debts using Congress party funds and illegally acquired property worth Rs. 5,000 crore belonging to the newspaper.