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Sonia, Cong leaders to march to Manmohan Singh’s residence

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New Delhi: Congress leaders led by Sonia Gandhi will today take out a march from the AICC headquarters here 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.

Gandhi, CWC members, party MPs as also other office bearers are meeting at 24 Akbar Road here following which the Congress President will lead the march to the residence of Singh on 3 Motilal Nehru Marg.

Singh had yesterday 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 P C 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 April 8.

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