Libel suit against three for defaming Sonia in US

April 8th, 2008 - 9:00 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Sonia Gandhi

New York, April 8 (IANS) The Indian National Overseas Congress (US) has filed a $100 million libel lawsuit in a New York court against three members of the Forum for Saving Gandhi’s Heritage for allegedly defaming Congress president Sonia Gandhi during her visit here last October. Representing India, Sonia Gandhi had addressed the UN on Oct 2, Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday that the global body was celebrating as Non-Violence Day.

The newly floated Forum for Saving Gandhi Heritage had protested her visit, questioning through newspaper advertisements her qualification to represent India.

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