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Modi surname defamation case: Rahul Gandhi moves to Gujrat High Court

New Delhi: Former Lok Sabha MP and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi moved to Gujarat High Court after a Surat court rejected his request to disqualify his conviction in the Modi surname defamation case.  Rahul had sought a pause on his conviction to reinstatement as a member of parliament.  Last week, The Surat Court dismissed a […]

Edited By : Aditya Singh | Updated: Apr 25, 2023 19:42 IST
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New Delhi: Former Lok Sabha MP and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi moved to Gujarat High Court after a Surat court rejected his request to disqualify his conviction in the Modi surname defamation case. 

Rahul had sought a pause on his conviction to reinstatement as a member of parliament. 

Last week, The Surat Court dismissed a plea moved by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in the “Modi Surname” defamation case.

Congress leader had sought a stay on his conviction in the 2019 defamation case, which resulted in his disqualification from the Parliament on March 24. Earlier a lower court in Surat on March 23, had found Rahul Gandhi guilty in a criminal defamation case.

Following his disqualification, Rahul Gandhi recieved an eviction notice asking him to vacate the official bunglow alloted to him as a MP representing the Wayanad constituency in Kerala. Gandhi abided by the rules and emptied the place on April 14.

Gandhi challenged the verdict of the lower court in the Sessions court asking to provide him relief but on Wednesday his plea was cancelled.

On April 13, the court had heard the case and reserved the verdict for April 20. Appealing against the lower court’s ruling, Gandhi submitted that he was treated harshly at the stage of determination of sentence and the maximum sentence has caused him irreparable loss. 

Also Read: Surat Court rejects Rahul Gandhi plea in ‘Modi Surname’ defamation case

First published on: Apr 25, 2023 07:42 PM IST

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