AICC chief Sonia Gandhi led a march from the AICC headquarters  to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s residence to express solidarity with him.

Manmohan Singh has been summoned as accused by a court in a coal scam case. Singh had on Wednesday expressed confidence that he will prove his innocence in a fair trial.Gandhi, CWC members, party MPs as also other office bearers have joined the rally.  

“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.