New Delhi, Apr 01, 2023: One more defamation case has been registered against former MP and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. This time over his remark against the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) during his Bharat Jodo Yatra in January, this year.
The case was registered by advocate Arun Bhadauria on the complaint of an RSS worker, Kamal Bhadauria, at Haridwar court in Uttarakhand.
Addressing a street-corner meeting after the Bharat Jodo Yatra in Ambala, Haryana, on January 9, 2023, Rahul Gandhi said RSS members are the "21st-century Kauravas".
"Who were the Kauravas? I will first tell you about the 21st-century Kauravas. They wear khakhi half-pants, carry lathi in hand and hold shakhas; India’s 2-3 billionaires are standing with the Kauravas," said Rahul, alluding to the RSS.
The matter will be heard in court on April 12.
Last month, the Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was sentenced to two years in jail in the defamation case against him for his "all thieves have Modi surname" remark.
He was convicted by a Surat court under Section 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Following his conviction, the leader was disqualified as a Lok Sabha MP.
Courtesy: India Today