New Delhi: Former Congress president and Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi returned to Delhi after he got bail just after he held convicted and sentenced to 2 years in jail over the ‘Modi surname’ defamation case.
Tens of Congress workers including the leader of the opposition in Rajya Sabha Adhiranjan Chaudhary, Manishankar Aaiyar and many others welcomed him at Delhi Airport.
#WATCH | Congress MP Rahul Gandhi returned to Delhi earlier this evening.
Surat District Court held him guilty in the criminal defamation case filed against him over his 'Modi surname' remark. He was later granted bail.
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Earlier, the Surat District Court convicted Congress MP Rahul Gandhi in a criminal defamation case filed against him over his alleged ‘Modi surname’ remark. He has been sentenced to two years of imprisonment.
However, Gandhi was granted bail by the court later and the order has stayed so that the Congress MP can appeal in the High Court.
Modi surname defamation case
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA and former Gujarat minister Purnesh Modi had filed the case against Gandhi for making remarks at a Lok Sabha polls rally in Karnataka on April 13, 2019.
“Why all the thieves, be it, Nirav Modi, Lalit Modi or Narendra Modi, have Modi in their names,” Gandhi allegedly said during the rally.
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