Modi Surname Defamation Case: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has filed a petition in the Gujarat High Court against the decision of the Surat sessions court. His plea is likely to come up for hearing on Thursday. On April 20, the trial court rejected his demand for a stay on the sentence.
The Justice of the Sessions Court had said that Rahul Gandhi’s stature as a parliamentarian is big. He should be more careful in his comments. Additional Sessions Judge Robin Mogera, citing the trial court’s evidence, had said that it appeared that Rahul Gandhi had made some objectionable remarks against PM Modi besides comparing people with the same surname with thieves.
2019 ‘Modi surname’ defamation case | Congress leader Rahul Gandhi approaches Gujarat High Court after the Surat Sessions Court rejected his application seeking a stay on his conviction.
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5 important things about defamation case
- On 20 April, the Sessions Court refused to grant relief to Rahul Gandhi. Said that he should be careful in commenting.
- During the hearing on April 13, it was argued on behalf of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi that the sentence awarded by the lower court was excessive. After which ADJ Robin Paul Mogeran had reserved the decision.
- On April 3, Rahul Gandhi filed a petition in Surat’s sessions court against the CJM court’s decision. After this, the date of hearing was given on 13 April.
- Surat’s CJM court convicted Rahul Gandhi on March 23 in the Modi surname defamation case and sentenced him to 2 years.
- Rahul Gandhi’s parliament came to an end on 24 March. After this, the Lok Sabha Secretariat gave him a notice to vacate the government bungalow at 12 Tughlaq Lane in Delhi. Rahul has vacated the bungalow.
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