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National Herald Case: Odisha Cong chief, senior leaders, workers arrested

Bhubaneswar:Dec 19; Protesting the deposition of Congress high command Sonia  Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi in the Patiala House court on Saturday in connection with their alleged complicity in the much-talked about National Herald case, the Odisha Congress took out a rally in the Odisha capital.

Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) chief Prasad Harichandan, AICC Odisha co-in-charge Shuvankar Sarkar, former PCC chief Jaydev Jena, Leader of Opposition Narasingh Mishra and other senior leaders along with hundreds of Congress workers were arrested by the police when they were trying to break the cordon at the Mahatma Gandhi Marg here in the capital city on Saturday.

PCC sources said it is a show of strength to express solidarity with the party leadership and register protest against senior BJP leader Dr Subramanian Swamy's attempts to implicate its leaders with the charge of usurping properties of the defunct newspaper National Herald in Delhi and eight other Indian cities.

The rally originated from the Congress Bhawan here and the party workers organsied a protest meeting in front of the Odisha Legislative Assembly.

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