New Delhi: The BJP on Thursday said Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy's allegations that Sonia and Rahul Gandhi misused political funds are serious in nature and demanded a probe into the matter as well as clarification from the two Congress leaders.

"Swamy has raised serious allegations against Sonia Gandhi and Rahul. A private company was acquired by them and political funds were used to buy two big newspapers. A property worth Rs 1600 crore was amassed. All these charges deserve an answer. These are not small charges and should be clarified in the public domain," BJP spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy said.

The party demanded that Sonia, Rahul and the Congress should respond to these allegations and issue a clarification.

"This definitely deserves a probe. Swamy has asked for a CBI probe. These are serious charges and I think a probe by CBI would be fine," Rudy said.

Addressing a press conference earlier, Swamy claimed Sonia and Rahul had floated a Section 25 company called Young Indian each with a share holding of 38 per cent, which acquired Associated Journals, founded by late Jawaharlal Nehru, that published the National Herald and Quami Awaz.

Swamy said Associated Journals obtained an unsecured loan of over Rs 90 crore from AICC which he claimed was illegal under Income Tax Act because a political party cannot give loans for commercial purposes.


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