New Delhi:  Hitting back at Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy over his remarks on Rahul Gandhi on Tweeter, the Congress on Friday dared him to sue Sonia and Rahul Gandhi contending that the onus to prove allegations lay with him as he has accused Congress leaders of being indulged in corruption.

"If Swamy has guts, he should sue Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi. It is for those to prove charges, who make allegations. If there is a violation let them take it to court," party spokesperson P C Chacko told reporters responding to a host of questions at the AICC briefing.

Chacko's challenge to Swamy comes a day after Rahul threatened to pursue "all legal actions" against Swamy dubbing his allegations as "utterly false, entirely baseless and defamatory".

Rahul unaware of defamation law: Swamy

On Friday morning, Swamy responding to Rahul’s remark of taking legal action against him, had unleashed acidic remarks on the Congress scion stating that Rahul is unaware of defamation laws and requires lessons on the same.

“This Buddhu needs a lesson on Defamation Law: as public servant as MP he has to prove what I said was untrue; not I that it is true!” tweeted Swamy on Friday morning.

Meanwhile, Chacko said, "Now the bluff master (Swamy) will face music" but refrained from giving a clear reply whether Congress would sue the Janata Party chief as suggested by Rahul on Friday.
"Future course is open to us. All options are open to us," Chacko said.

He also parried questions about the specific charges leveled by Swamy as well Leader of Opposition Arun Jaitley on the issue.

"Whether Swamy will sue or not, we want to see. It is not our responsibility. It is the responsibility of the people, who raise an allegation. We are not responsible for it. We have explained that there is no wrongdoing.

"They have been doing that consistently. He is holding press conference and running away to make next allegation the next day. They are making blind allegations. They have nothing to substantiate. No newspaper's property is valued in real estate terms," Chacko said.

He said that if there is any violation of Income Tax Act or the Company Act, "we challenge them to prove it. There is no commercial transaction. People are trying to mislead and gain out of confusion".

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