Rahul Gandhi defamation case | Rahul Gandhi’s shock, Gujarat High Court’s refusal to stay the sentence leader

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Ahmedabad, Paddari Online : Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has not got relief in the case of derogatory remarks on the surname ‘Modi’. The Gujarat High Court has rejected his plea to stay the sentence for two years. This is considered a big blow for Rahul Gandhi.

A Surat court on March 23 sentenced Rahul Gandhi to two years in prison for making derogatory remarks on the surname ‘Modi’. Justice Hemant Pracharak of the Gujarat High Court today gave judgment on Rahul Gandhi’s application seeking stay of the sentence. (Rahul Gandhi defamation case)

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who was sentenced to two years in prison by a Surat court for making derogatory remarks on the surname ‘Modi’, has been stripped of his Lok Sabha membership. This was a huge blow for Rahul Gandhi himself and the Congress party.

Before his disqualification, Rahul Gandhi was an MP from the Wayanad constituency in Kerala. In the year 2019, Gandhi made a controversial statement on the surname ‘Modi’. A contempt case was then filed against him in Gujarat. A court in Surat found Gandhi guilty in the case and sentenced him to two years in prison. A Surat court also granted bail to Gandhi, with a one-month adjournment of the sentence to appeal in the higher court.

What exactly is the case?

On April 13, 2019, Rahul Gandhi made a controversial statement regarding the surname ‘Modi’ while speaking at an election campaign meeting in Kolar, Karnataka. ” Do Nirav Modi, Lalit Modi, Narendra Modi have the same last name? Are all thieves surnamed Modi?’ That was the statement. Objecting to Gandhi’s statement, BJP MLA Purnesh Modi filed a contempt case against him. Purnesh Modi had said in the petition that Gandhi had insulted the entire Modi society by saying that he was a thief. (Rahul Gandhi defamation case)

According to the Representation of the People Act, membership of any MP or MLA is revoked if he is sentenced to two years or more in any case. Apart from this, the concerned leader becomes ineligible to contest elections for six years.

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