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Congress President Sonia Gandhi.Reuters

In the wake of the National Herald case, the Congress has now taken a combative mode, with party president Sonia Gandhi invoking the legacy of late PM Indira Gandhi.

"I am the daughter-in-law of Indira Gandhi. I am not scared of anyone," the Congress president said on Tuesday.

Sonia Gandhi's assertive statement came after she was asked about the Delhi High Court dismissing their petition to cancel the summons by a trial court in the National Herald case.

Though the court exempted Sonia, son Rahul Gandhi and others from personal appearance in the case on Tuesday, it directed them to appear in person on 19 December, PTI reported.

Parliament was paralysed on Tuesday with the Congress members protesting in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi described the developments in the case as "political vendetta".

Earlier, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy had asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to strip Rahul Gandhi of his Indian citizenship and Lok Sabha membership, alleging that the Gandhi scion is a British national.

Later, Rahul slammed BJP and RSS, saying that the saffron outfits are "throwing muck" at his (Gandhi) family.

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