New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday denied being upset about the National Herald case and said that she was not scared of anyone.
“Why should I be scared of anyone? I am Indira Gandhi's daughter-in-law, I am not scared of anyone,” asserted the combative Congress president after a meeting of the strategy committee of her party in Parliament.
When asked by reporters if the National Herald case was linked to political vendetta, Sonia Gandhi said: “I leave it on you to judge".
Sonia, her son Rahul Gandhi and others were today directed to appear in person on December 19 by a Delhi court which allowed their plea seeking exemption from personal appearance for the day in the National Herald case.
Senior advocates Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Harin Raval and Ramesh Gupta appeared for the Gandhis and other accused and moved separate pleas seeking exemption from personal appearance for their clients for today only.
The magistrate told the defence counsel to ensure that all the accused appear before the court on the next date of hearing on December 19.
Along with the Gandhis, five other accused -- Suman Dubey, Moti Lal Vohra, Oscar Fernandez, Sam Pitroda and Young India Ltd -- had challenged the summons issued to them by a trial court on a complaint by Dr Subramanian Swamy against them for alleged cheating and misappropriation of funds in taking control of the now-defunct daily.