Surat: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been granted bail in connection with the defamation case over his 2019 ‘Modi Surname remark’.
According to reports, the next date of the hearing is on April 13. The two years sentence was suspended till the disposal of the appeal.
The former Lok Sabha member was accompanied by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and other Congress leaders in the Surat court.
BJP alleged that for the Congress “one family is bigger than the country” while the opposition party said that it will “fight against corruption.”
Union minister Kiren Rijiju alleged that top leaders of the party accompanying Rahul Gandhi to the court in Surat where he will file an appeal against his conviction was a “childish” attempt to put undue “pressure” on the judiciary.
However, Chhattisgarh chief minister and Congress leader Bhupesh Baghel questioned the BJP’s logic. “I am going with my leader (Rahul Gandhi), how can there be pressure on the judiciary? They (BJP) are creating a ruckus in West Bengal and Bihar.
Earlier, a Gujarat court found Rahul Gandhi guilty of criminal defamation in connection with a speech he gave in 2019 during the run-up to the election.