This time, the Gujarat court granted bail to Indian Congress leader Rahul Gandhi till April 13 in the case of ‘defamatory comments’ against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The court also suspended his two-year sentence.
However, the sentence will remain in abeyance until the appeal against the sentence is resolved. The District and Sessions Court of Surat, Gujarat gave the order on Monday afternoon. The hearing on the appeal will begin on April 13. News from Indian Express
Rahul was accompanied by sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Congress leaders. Among them were Ashok Gehlot, Bhupesh Baghel and Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu, chief ministers of the three Congress-ruled states.
The BJP has criticized Rahul’s visit to Surat with his sister and Congress leaders as a “childish attempt” to put pressure on the judiciary.
A court in Gujarat sentenced 52-year-old Rahul to two years on March 23 for making offensive comments about the surname ‘Modi’.
Rahul was disqualified in the Lok Sabha just a day after the verdict was announced. As a result, his membership in the Lok Sabha was dismissed.