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I am not scared of anyone: Sonia Gandhi

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New Delhi: “I am the daughter-in-law of Indira Gandhi. I am not scared of anyone,” a combative Congress President Sonia Gandhi asserted today, invoking the legacy of the late Prime Minister in the wake of the National Herald case.

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

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 here 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.