Rahul Gandhi granted bail in defamation case filed by Sushil Modi

At an election rally at Kolar in Karnataka on April 13, Gandhi had said, “I have a question. Why do all thieves have Modi in their names, whether be it Nirav Modi, Lalit Modi, and Narendra Modi? We don’t know how many more such Modis will come out.”

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was granted bail on Saturday in a defamation case filed by Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi for allegedly saying “all thieves had the surname Modi”.

At an election rally at Kolar in Karnataka on April 13, Gandhi had said, “I have a question. Why do all thieves have Modi in their names whether be it Nirav Modi, Lalit Modi, and Narendra Modi? We don’t know how many more such Modis will come out.”

Sushil Modi had filed a defamation case against Gandhi for the same statement. “Rahul defames and hurts the sentiments of everyone who has the Modi surname,” he had said.

After getting the bail today, Rahul took a swipe at the RSS and the Modi government. “Whoever stands against RSS’ and Narendra Modi ji’s ideology is attacked, court cases are slapped. My fight is to save the Constitution, to stand for the poor & the farmers,” he said.

Two more cases were filed against Gandhi for the remark. On April 24, BJP leader Manoj Modi filed a case against Gandhi in the Chief Judicial Magistrate’s (CJM) court in Bihar’s Purnea district. On May 2, a Gujarat court had also issued summons to Gandhi after a criminal defamation suit was filed by BJP MLA Purnesh Modi.

Taking responsibility for his party’s debacle in the Lok Sabha elections, Gandhi Wednesday stepped down as Congress president.

Source: The Indian Express

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