Rahul Gandhi Defamation Case: Rahul Gandhi’s application in defamation case accepted in Supreme Court, hearing to be held on July 21

Rahul Gandhi: Rahul Gandhi has challenged the decision in the Supreme Court for not getting relief from the Gujarat High Court in the criminal defamation case involving ‘Modi surname’. The petition has been filed on behalf of Abhishek Manu Singhvi.

Modi Surname Defamation Case: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has challenged the Gujarat High Court’s decision in the Supreme Court in the criminal defamation case involving ‘Modi surname’. On behalf of the Congress, a petition was filed in the Supreme Court demanding an immediate hearing in this matter. The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the matter immediately. The matter will be heard on July 21. This petition has been filed on behalf of senior Congress leader and senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi. Let us tell you that on July 7, the Gujarat High Court had upheld the conviction of Rahul Gandhi in the case. In this case, after the decision of the lower court, Rahul Gandhi’s parliament membership was cancelled.

Congress demands early hearing

The Congress demanded an early hearing of the matter from the CJI’s bench. Earlier, the petition filed by the Congress stated that ‘Modi’ is an undefined group which has no shape. Its about 13 crore people live in different parts of the country and they belong to different communities. On the other hand, the offense of defamation under section 499/500 of the Indian Penal Code is considered only in relation to a defined group. It states that the word ‘Modi’ does not fall under any category of association or collection of persons under Section 499 of the IPC.

It has been said in Rahul Gandhi’s petition that if the petitioner is not given relief in this matter, then eight years of his career will be wasted. Explain that a person convicted of any offense under Section 8(3) of the Representation of the People Act and sentenced to two years imprisonment will be ineligible to contest elections for the next six years even after serving the jail term and sentence. . In this way, he will have to stay away from politics for a total of 8 years. If Rahul Gandhi does not get relief from the Supreme Court, then he will not be able to contest the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.


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What is the whole matter?

During an election rally in 2019, Rahul Gandhi had commented on the Modi surname. At a rally in Karnataka’s Kolar, Rahul Gandhi had said- “How come all thieves have Modi as their surname?” Regarding this, BJP MLA and former Gujarat minister Purnesh Modi had filed a defamation case against Rahul Gandhi. In this case, on March 23, the CJM court of Surat sentenced Rahul to two years. However, the court had given 30 days to implement the decision.


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