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Sonia, Rahul accuse government of vendetta

A combative Sonia and Rahul Gandhi today accused the Modi government of pursuing "political vendetta" against them in the National Herald case while the party alleged that such cases are being pushed as the BJP wanted a "Congress-free" India

Sonia, Rahul accuse government of vendetta

New Delhi

On a day a Delhi court granted them exemption for the day and asked them to appear before it on Dec 19, the Gandhis asserted that truth would ultimately prevail despite the "vicious and malicious" attack.

"I am the daughter-in-law of Indira Gandhi. I am not scared of anyone," the Congress President asserted, invoking the legacy of the late Prime Minister.

"I am the daughter-in-law of Indira Gandhi. I am not scared of anyone. I am not disturbed." she told reporters after a meeting of the strategy committee of the Congress party in Parliament.

Both the Houses of Parliament were repeatedly adjourned and no business was conducted after the Congress members disrupted proceedings shouting slogans in the well against the government on the Herald case issue, accusing the government of political vendetta.

Speaking in Cuddalore, the party Vice President alleged that Centre thinks they can stop him from asking questions about them by "vendetta" politics.

"That is not going to happen.This is the way Central government functions. I absolutely see a political vendetta," he said.

They were asked to comment on the the Delhi High Court rejecting their pleas for quashing the summons by a Delhi court against them in the National Herald case, initiated by BJP leader Subramanaian Swamy.

The party also fielded three of its senior leaders and lawyers--Kapil Sibal, Abhishek Singhvi and Randeep Surjewala --who insisted that the government and the BJP wanted a "Congress-mukt" Bharat, and hence such cases against Congress leaders were being pushed.

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