Modi surname case: Rahul Gandhi filed a petition in the Supreme Court, demanding a stay on the sentence

Rahul Gandhi Modi Surname Case

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has filed a petition in the Supreme Court against the Gujarat High Court order. In the Modi surname case, the High Court had refused to stay his sentence. He was sentenced to two years by the trial court.

The orders of the lower courts have been challenged in the petition. Rahul Gandhi was blamed for the comments during the 2019 Lok Sabha election campaign. He was also sentenced to two years in prison for defamation. After his conviction in the case, he was disqualified from the Lok Sabha.

Cleanliness is the need of the hour: High Court

In its order on July 7, the Gujarat High Court refused to stay Rahul Gandhi’s sentence. The High Court had said that the Congress leader had outraged modesty with his comments. Justice Hemant P. Prachhak, while dismissing her plea, observed that it was a serious matter affecting a large section of the society. The court needs to view it with seriousness and importance. Cleanliness in politics is the need of the hour. The representatives of the people should be persons of clear background.

Congress has full faith in judiciary: Singhvi

Senior leader Abhishek Singhvi said that the Congress has full faith in the judiciary. Now we are going to the Supreme Court, but the biggest court is the public and its conscience. People have understood the basic fact that BJP based on vendetta has carried out these various complaint filing activities across the country to suppress the voice of Rahul Gandhi.

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Rahul Gandhi was first convicted in March by a magistrate’s court in Gujarat after a criminal complaint was filed by BJP leader Purnesh Modi. Purnesh Modi has already filed a caveat in the Supreme Court. There are more than 10 cases registered against Rahul Gandhi.

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