On a day when BJP member Subramanian Swamy named Congress president Sonia Gandhi in the AgustaWestland scam in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, later hit back saying she was not afraid of anybody.
"We have nothing to hide. Let them (government) take my name, I am not afraid of anyone," Gandhi told the media here.
She said any investigation must get over as soon as possible so that the facts are out.
"The allegations are baseless. The truth will come out soon. It is part of their (BJP's) character assassination strategy."
She asked why the Narendra Modi government did not investigate the deal in the last two years since they came to power.
Former prime minister Manmohan Singh also added that there is no merit in the case.
Earlier, the Upper House of Parliament witnessed an uproar as Swamy named Sonia Gandhi in the scam, prompting Congress to urge the chair to expunge the name.
Swamy had only raised the issue in the House when protests erupted, as he named the Congress leader.
"It is touching to see leader of Opposition relying on Mr. Michel for what he said orally but the high court of Italy have recorded a letter written by Mr Michelle stating that Sonia Gandhi is the main...," Swamy said, prompting an uproar from the Congress, forcing a brief adjournment.
When House reassembled after around 10 minutes, Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien said Swamy should not name a member from the other house and expunged the name from the records.
"You know that the name of member of the other house should not be taken here. A member's name who cannot come and defend here should not be taken," he said.