India

Sued By RSS Worker, Rahul Gandhi Appears In Mumbai Court

By
OB Bureau

Rahul Gandhi appeared in a Mumbai court on Thursday for hearing into a defamation case filed by an RSS worker over his comments allegedly linking journalist Gauri Lankesh’s killing with the “BJP-RSS ideology”, NDTV reported.

Rahul’s court appearance came a day after he made public his decision to resign as Congress president.

The Congress leader’s decision to appear in court has been linked by many to a point that he made in his open letter on Wednesday, on fighting an ideological battle. “I personally fought the Prime Minister, the RSS and the institutions they have captured with all my being. I fought because I love India… At times, I stood completely alone and am extremely proud of it,” he wrote.

Rahul was summoned by a metropolitan magistrate’s court in February on a complaint filed by Dhrutiman Joshi, a lawyer and RSS worker.

Joshi alleged that within 24 hours of Gauri Lankesh’s death, Rahul told reporters that “anybody who speaks against the ideology of the BJP, against the ideology of the RSS, is pressured, beaten, attacked, and even killed”.

Rahul Gandhi is facing another defamation case at Bhiwandi in neighbouring Thane district, filed by a local RSS worker, for allegedly blaming the Sangh for Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination.

The Congress leader also plans to attend defamation case hearings in Patna on July 6, Surat on July 9 and Ahmedabad on July 12.

OB Bureau

Recent Posts

Mumbai On Alert: NIA Gets Email Threatening Terror Attack

Mumbai: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has received an email issuing a threat of a…

February 3, 2023

Odisha To Offer Free UPSC Coaching To 200 Aspirants This Year; Entrance Exam On Feb 26

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has decided to offer free coaching to 200 aspirants for the…

February 3, 2023

KIYG 2022: Odisha Strike It Rich In Kho Kho, Athletics, Canoeing & Kayaking

Bhopal: Odisha athletes have been excelling in the ongoing Khelo India Youth Games 2022 at…

February 3, 2023

Armed Miscreants Loot Over Rs 1.5 Crore From Bank In Odisha’s Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal: In the second major loot in this month, unidentified miscreants targeted a branch of…

February 3, 2023

BBC Documentary Ban: Supreme Court Issues Notice To Centre, Twitter, Google

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Central government, Twitter and…

February 3, 2023

[Watch] Odisha Gets 19% More Than What It Had Demanded For Rail Sector: Ashwini Vaishnaw

Bhubaneswar: Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Friday said that Rs 10,012 crore has been sanctioned…

February 3, 2023