Modi Surname Case: The Supreme Court has agreed to hear Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s petition on July 21. Rahul Gandhi’s petition challenges the Gujarat High Court order which refused to stay his sentence in a criminal defamation case.
Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for Rahul Gandhi, mentioned urgent listing of the matter before the Supreme Court. Please tell that the Surat court had sentenced Rahul Gandhi in the ‘Modi surname’ case. Rahul Gandhi appealed against the sentence in the Gujarat High Court, where the court upheld the decision of the Surat court. Now Rahul Gandhi has reached the Supreme Court demanding a stay on the sentence.
Supreme Court agrees to hear on July 21, the plea of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi challenging the Gujarat High Court order which declined to stay his conviction in the criminal defamation case in which he was sentenced to two years in jail by Surat court over ‘Modi surname’… pic.twitter.com/nA9rkwGVYf
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Rahul Gandhi filed the petition three days ago
The petition was filed three days ago in the Supreme Court on behalf of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. 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: Gujarat High Court
In its order on July 7, the Gujarat High Court refused to stay Rahul Gandhi’s sentence. 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
After the Gujarat High Court order, Abhishek Singhvi had 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.
Rahul Gandhi was first convicted in March by a magistrate’s court in Gujarat after a criminal complaint was filed on behalf of 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.