Monday, October 3, 2022

ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ

spot_img



Rahul Gandhi granted bail in Gujarat defamation case

Ahmedabad, July 12, 2019-

A court in Ahmedabad on Friday granted bail to Congress President Rahul Gandhi in a defamation case filed by the Ahmedabad District Cooperative Bank in which Union Home Minister Amit Shah is a director.

The next hearing in the case has been scheduled for September 7.

The defamation suit relates to Gandhi’s Twitter message last year which was then reposted several times during the April-May Lok Sabha election, alleging that the bank had swapped Rs 750 crore worth of old currency notes with valid tender within five days of demonetisation on November 8, 2016.

Gandhi appeared in the court of Ahmedabad Metropolitan Court Judge Nirali Munshi and pleaded not guilty on charges of defamation.

The counsel for the bank contended that Gandhi must seek bail, while the Congress leader’s advocate Pankaj Champaneri argued that no bail was required since he had appeared promptly on the court’s summons.

After the court rejected this plea, Gandhi moved the bail application, which was granted on a personal bond of Rs 15,000 with Gujarat Congress chief Amit Chavda standing as his guarantor.

Gandhi is facing a slew of defamation cases for his statements against the BJP and its leaders in several states, including Bihar, Maharashtra and three in Gujarat.

He told reporters outside the court premises, “I am thankful to my opponents in the RSS and the BJP for providing me with opportunities to take my ideological battle against them to the public.”

He added that the more severe the attacks against him, the more resolute would be his fight. “I am not going to be cowed down by such attacks that may make me run from pillar to post. I will fight it out,” he asserted.

After landing in Ahmedabad, Gandhi tweeted, “I’m in Ahmedabad today, to appear in another case filed against me by my political opponents in the RSS/BJP. I thank them for providing me these platforms & opportunities to take my ideological battle against them to the public. Satyameva Jayate.”

He was accompanied by veteran Congress leader Ahmed Patel, the Congress’ Gujarat affairs in-charge Rajiv Satav, former state president Arjun Modhvadia, and others.

The small courtroom with a capacity to accommodate just about 30 people was crammed with around 100 people standing on their toes to hear Gandhi.

When he landed, Gandhi was welcomed by scores of Congress workers at the Ahmedabad airport. Many others waited on the route and near the court premises.

Later, he had several meetings with Gujarat Congress leaders as well as an interaction with the party’s legislators. He is learnt to have told the leaders to try and check party MLAs from leaving to join the BJP.

In Gujarat, eight legislators have deserted the Congress since the December 2017 Assembly election.  (Agency)

- Advertisement -

Yes Punjab - TOP STORIES

Punjab News

Sikh News

Transfers, Postings, Promotions

- Advertisement -spot_img

Stay Connected

41,062FansLike
114,073FollowersFollow

ENTERTAINMENT

National

GLOBAL

OPINION

First elected Congress prez in 22 years faces Himalayan challenge – by Deepika Bhan

The question -- Is India's grand old party in its last stage? -- has been repeatedly raised in the past few years, and the...

Popular Front of India – India’s internal insurgency – by Arshia Malik

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) -- which was probing over 100 (Popular Front of India (PFI) members in connection with various cases -- arrested...

India’s rise as a global counsel at Samarkand summit – by DC Pathak

The post-Cold War world - no more divided in rival camps created by two competing superpowers confronting each other for military and ideological reasons...

SPORTS

Health & Fitness

World Heart Day: Smoking teenagers more prone to cardiovascular deaths, say experts

Bengaluru, Sep 29, 2022- India accounts for almost one fifth of deaths occurring worldwide due to cardiovascular reasons in the young population. The worldwide risk of cardiovascular diseases and deaths is 235 per one lakh population but in India the number is alarming at 272 which is very high as compared to any country in the world. On World Heart Day,...

Gadgets & Tech

error: Content is protected !!