New Delhi: Congress leaders led by Sonia Gandhi on Thursday took out a march from the AICC headquarters in New Delhi 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.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi. AP

Congress president Sonia Gandhi. AP

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

Singh had on Wednesday 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 PC 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 8 April.

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Sonia Gandhi leads Congress leaders in solidarity march to Manmohan’s home over coal scam