The entire top Congress leadership including Sonia Gandhi on Thursday took to the streets to express solidarity with former PM Manmohan Singh, who has been summoned as accused in a coal scam case, with the party President calling it outrageous.
Sonia Gandhi chaired a meeting of the CWC at Congress headquarters early in the morning and immediately led a march to Singh’s residence about half a km away in the heart of the capital in which several of Singh’s cabinet colleagues P Chidambaram, Anand Sharma, Ambika Soni, Veerappa Moily and K Rehman Khan were present.
Gandhi declared that they would fight the case with all legal means at their command “I was outraged at the news that summons had been served to Manmohan Singh,” the Congress President said.
“The Congress party is fully behind him. We shall fight this legally and with all our means at our command. We are sure, we are convinced that he will be vindicated,” she told reporters at Singh’s residence on Thursday.
The former Prime Minister had Wednesday expressed confidence that he will prove his innocence in a fair trial.