Sonia Gandhi, top Congress leaders march towards Manmohan Singh’s residence to express solidarity

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New Delhi | Updated: March 12, 2015 1:43:44 PM

Sonia Gandhi and top Congress leaders start march towards Manmohan Singh's residence to express solidarity with the former PM, who has been summoned as accused in a coal scam case.

Sonia Gandhi, Congress march, Manmohan Singh, Manmohan Singh coal scam, Manmohan Singh court summonCongress President Sonia Gandhi leads a march of party leaders from the AICC headquarters to the residence of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi on Thursday to express solidarity with him. (Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

Congress leaders led by Sonia Gandhi today took out a march from the AICC headquarters here to the residence of Manmohan Singh to express solidarity with the former Prime Minister, who has been summoned as accused by a court in a coal scam case.

Gandhi, CWC members, party MPs as also other office bearers met at 24 Akbar Road here following which the Congress President led the march to the residence of Singh on 3 Motilal Nehru Marg.

Singh had yesterday expressed confidence that he will prove his innocence in a fair trial.

“Of course, I am upset but this is part of life. I have always said I am open for legal scrutiny…I am sure the truth will prevail and I will get a chance to put forward my case with all the facts,” Singh had said.

A special court had summoned Singh along with industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla, ex-coal secretary P C Parakh and three others as accused in a case pertaining to allocation of Talabira-II coal block in Odisha in 2005 and asked them to appear before it on April 8.

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