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Defamation Case Rahul Gandhi Moves Supreme Court After Gujarat High Court Refused To Put Stay On His Conviction In Modi Surname Case

Rahul Gandhi Defamation Case: Congress chief and former MP Rahul Gandhi has now approached the Supreme Court relating to the ‘Modi surname’ problem. He filed a petition in opposition to the Gujarat High Court (Gujarat HC) order on Saturday (July 15). On July 7, the High Court had rejected Rahul Gandhi’s revision petition to remain his sentence on this defamation case.

The High Court refused to remain the conviction of Rahul Gandhi. As a result of this, Rahul Gandhi is at the moment ineligible to stay a Member of Parliament or to contest elections. Congress chief’s petition has simply been filed. Possibly on Monday, his lawyer would request the Chief Justice for an early listening to.

Court of Surat had sentenced

Surat court docket sentenced Rahul Gandhi to 2 years within the defamation case of Modi surname. He’s at the moment out on bail, however is disqualified to be an MP because of his conviction. This defamation case was filed relating to a remark made by Rahul Gandhi in the course of the marketing campaign for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

What’s the Modi surname problem?

Referring to Lalit Modi and Nirav Modi, Rahul Gandhi requested why all thieves have the identical surname. Following his remarks, BJP MLA and former Gujarat minister Purnesh Modi filed a felony defamation case in opposition to him. In which he alleged that this comment has defamed the complete Modi group.

Disqualified from membership of Lok Sabha

In this case, a court docket in Surat, Gujarat convicted Rahul Gandhi on March 23, 2023 and sentenced him to 2 years imprisonment. After which he was disqualified as a member of the Lok Sabha. Nonetheless, he was additionally granted bail on the identical day in order that he may attraction in opposition to his conviction inside 30 days.

Objecting to his conviction, Rahul Gandhi approached the Surat Classes Court and demanded a keep on his conviction. Which was rejected on 20 April. After this, the Gujarat High Court additionally dismissed his revision petition.

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