Modi targeting Opposition, We won't bow down: Sonia and Rahul Gandhi

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New Delhi, Dec 19: Congress President Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul today hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi accusing him of levelling "false allegations" against them and making "full use" of government agencies to "deliberately target" the Opposition.

Sonia and Rahul, who came straight to the AICC office from the court where they were granted bail in the National Herald case, asserted that they will continue to fight and "not bow down".

Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi

"Today we had appeared before the court with a clean conscience. We did what any law-abiding citizen should do. The laws of the nation applies to everyone without any discrimination. I have no doubt that the truth will come out," Sonia Gandhi told reporters.

Coming down heavily on Modi government, the Congress President said, "The present government is deliberately targeting the opposition and making full use of the state agencies to do so. Nobody is going to be scared from it. We will continue our fight." Making a direct attack on the Prime Minister, Rahul Gandhi said, "Modiji levels false allegations and thinks that the Opposition will bow down, I and Congress party will not succumb."

Referring to the case filed by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, Sonia Gandhi said that she was totally aware of the intention of the people behind the case.

"These people have been trying for long to target us. They will not succeed," she asserted. Asserting that Congress will continue to fight for the poor, Rahul said, "We will not budge an inch."

The Gandhis were speaking after they were granted bail in the case based on a private criminal complaint lodged by Swamy against them of cheating, conspiracy and criminal breach of trust. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that the Congress is united in support of Sonia and Rahul.

"We will fight. We will give a determined fight," he said asserting that Congress was a party that stood for certain values and it will not compromise on them.

PTI

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