New Delhi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi was granted bail by the Bhiwandi Court on Wednesday pertaining to the defamation case filed against him by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Workers of the Congress Party brandished posters saying they will fight the killers of Mahatma Gandhi.
Rahul Gandhi was granted bail by the Bhiwandi Court on personal surety and the next date of the hearing was fixed on January 30.
Bhiwandi is situated in the outskirts of Mumbai in Maharashtra. The Congress scion, in March 6, 2014, exclaimed in a public rally at Sonale in Bhiwandi that RSS people were behind the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.
Cong VP Rahul Gandhi leaves Bhiwandi Court after the Court granted him bail on personal surety in connection with RSS defamation case pic.twitter.com/qGCTc0GLOs
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“RSS people killed Gandhiji and today their people (BJP) talk of him…They opposed Sardar Patel and Gandhiji,” he had said. Since then, he’s been battling against the defamation case.
The Supreme Court has told Rahul Gandhi to either apologise for his remarks or face trial in the case.