“I am the daughter-in-law of Indira Gandhi. I am not scared of anyone,” a combative Congress President Sonia Gandhi asserted on Tuesday, invoking the legacy of the late Prime Minister in the wake of the National Herald case.
She was asked about the Delhi High Court rejecting their pleas for quashing the summons by a Delhi court against them in the National Herald case.
Her remarks came as the metropolitan magistrate’s court earlier in the day allowed her exemption plea as well as that of Rahul Gandhi and others for the day.
The court, however, directed them to appear in person on December 19.
The National Herald case had its echo in Parliament with Congress members staging protest in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha over what they described as “political vendetta”.
They, however, did not specifically mention the National Herald case in their protests in either of the House. Suspected US-led coalition air strikes have killed at least 26 civilians in a Syrian village, piling pressure on the alliance after allegations another bombing raid left regime soldiers dead.
The coalition has been bombarding the Islamic State group for more than a year in Syria and neighbouring Iraq, where the jihadists have declared a self-styled caliphate. But according to a monitoring group, strikes on Monday on the village of Al-Khan in northeastern Syria only left civilians dead.