The Congress party is all set to announce the re-launch of National Herald and two other newspapers that went out of print some eight years ago due to financial difficulties.
The announcement will be made by Congress President Sonia Gandhi this week ie before 19 July.So it will certainly give boost to Congressin Uttar Pradesh polls as media has been biased in publishing opinions of Opposition parties.
A final meeting of the board of directors for the publications clears the name of the editor of National Herald, sources said.
Recently BJP’ Subramanium Swamy raised National Herald name by accusing Congress of using funds by his gameplan has worked in Congress favour .
The newspaper was founded in 1938 by freedom-fighter stalwart Jawaharlal Nehru in at Lucknow. However, it was banned by British during the 1942 Quit India movement. The prestigious paper faced brief shutdowns again in the 1940s and later in 70s.
Congress party treasurer Motilal Vora is CMD of the Associated Journals Limited (AJL) that published the three papers Motilal Vora said “We intend to revive all three papers – National Herald, Qaumi Awaaz (Urdu) and Navjeewan (Hindi).”
“The decision was taken in January this year. We are now close to finalising the editor’s name for the operations to start. We will make a formal announcement within a few days,” he added.