Defamation Case Against Rahul Gandhi in Sultanpur

    Rahul Gandhi faces a defamation case in Sultanpur court for remarks against Amit Shah, with several other defamation cases filed by BJP members across India.

    Sultanpur. On August 4, 2018, Vijay Mishra, the former head of the District Cooperative Bank, filed a complaint against Congressman Rahul Gandhi in court, citing his offensive remarks directed at Home Minister Amit Shah.

    Court Proceedings

    The court issued a summons to him for a trial on November 27, 2023. On February 20, Rahul Gandhi appeared in court and was granted bail. before the process of recording his statement, the matter is still pending before the MP-MLA special court. Tuesday has been set aside for the case’s hearing.

    Other Cases on Rahul Gandhi

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is facing several defamation cases across India, primarily filed by BJP leaders and members of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. The Lok Sabha has disqualified Gandhi from the house’s membership after his conviction in one of the cases. Gandhi was granted bail by a Patna court for his comment asking if people with the surname “Modi” are “thieves”, in 2019.

    Also, in 2019, he was granted bail by an Ahmedabad court in a defamation case filed by Ahmedabad District Cooperative Bank after he alleged the bank was involved in a scam of swapping currency notes following demonetization in November 2016. In 2019, a Mumbai court granted Gandhi bail in a defamation case filed by a worker of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) for his alleged comment linking the murder of Bengaluru investigative journalist Gauri Lankesh with “BJP-RSS ideology”.

    In Summary

    The defamation actions against Rahul Gandhi, which involve legal disputes that go beyond election campaigns, are a reflection of the increased political tensions in India. As the court cases move, they represent an important development in the ongoing dispute between prominent political leaders and parties, underscoring the intricate relationship that exists in the nation between the legal system, politics, and public opinion.



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