A Gujarat court on Thursday held Congress leader and former party president Rahul Gandhi guilty in a 2019 criminal defamation case filed against him over his “Modi surname” remarks.
But soon after as per PTI report, Rahul Gandhi was granted bail and his 2-year sentence in 2019 criminal defamation case suspended for 30 days.
Earlier Rahul Gandhi reached Surat to await the court verdict in the case
#WATCH | Gujarat: Congress MP Rahul Gandhi reaches Surat District Court
The court is likely to pass an order in a criminal defamation case against him over his alleged ‘Modi surname’ remark. pic.twitter.com/uCz56SP5nz
— ANI (@ANI) March 23, 2023
I’ll see the details of the order before I say anything. Whatever Rahul Gandhi speaks it always affects Congress party and the entire nation in a negative way. Some Congress MPs told me that because of his attitude, Congress is suffering, Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju told reporters outside parliament.
Reacting to the court verdict, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge told ANI, He has been granted bail. We knew from the beginning because they kept changing judges. We believe in law, judiciary and we will fight against this as per law.