news Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 05:30

|The News Minute | March 12, 2015 | 10:00 a.m. |

The Congress Party has decided to stand by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh after a special court issued a summon to the 82 year old on Wednesday to appear before it on April 8. The investigation is regarding the coal block allocation  of the Talabira II coal block as part of "Coalgate".

Senior party leaders, led by Sonia Gandhi have marched to Manmohan Singh's residence after the CWC meeting at the Congress headquarters.

Top leaders like AK Antony, P Chidambaram, Mallikharjun Kharge, Digvijay Singh and Anand Sharma were amongst those who marched with Sonia Gandhi.

"Manmohan Singh is known not just in India but across the world as a man of integrity," Sonia Gandhi said. "We will fight this legally and we are sure we will be vindicated."

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