After a Court convicted Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in a Modi defamation case, Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju on Thursday said that whatever the former congress chief speaks, it always affects the party and the entire nation in a negative way.
Speaking outside the parliament, Rijiju said, “I’ll see the details of the order before I say anything. Whatever Rahul Gandhi speaks it always affects the Congress party and the entire nation in a negative way”. The Surat District Court on Thursday sentenced Congress MP Rahul Gandhi to two years imprisonment in a criminal defamation case filed against him over his alleged ‘Modi surname’ remark.
He was later granted bail by the court.
Union Minister claimed that a handful of Congress MPs told him that because of his attitude (Rahul Gandhi), the Congress party is suffering.
Earlier today, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was held guilty by a court in Surat in a 2019 criminal defamation case filed against him over his alleged ‘Modi surname’ remarks.
The Surat District Court pronounced the verdict in the case for his alleged “how come all the thieves have Modi as the common surname?” remarks on a complaint lodged by BJP MLA and former Gujarat minister Purnesh Modi.
Rahul Gandhi had made the alleged remarks about Modi’s surname at a rally in Karnataka’s Kolar, ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha election.
Last week, the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate HH Varma concluded hearing final arguments from both sides and set March 23 to pronounce its judgment in the four-year-old defamation case.