New Delhi: The Congress vice president, Rahul Gandhi on Thursday arrived at a local court in Guwahati, Assam on September 29, in order to face trial in a criminal defamation case for his remarks against the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) over temple entry issue in Barpeta last year.

The controversy erupted when the RSS volunteer Anjan Bora had filed the criminal defamation case against the Congress vice president in the chief judicial magistrate (CJM), Kamrup’s court. The FIR alleged that RaGa, allegedly harmed the reputation of the organisation by not allowing him to enter the Barpeta Satra which is a 16th Vaishnavite monastery, in Assam on December 12, 2015.

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As pe a spokesman of Congress’ state unit, Rahul Gandhi will arrive in Guwahati in morning and will appear before the court. Later he is also expected to address a meeting of party workers before returning to New Delhi the same evening.

Previously in New Delhi, while addressing the media said that some RSS workers prevented him from entering the Satra. He also alleged that the RSS have incited the local women to prevent him from entering the Satra.

Section 144 has been imposed near the court.