Rahul Gandhi sentenced to 2 years in jail for insulting Modi

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Rahul Gandhi has been sentenced to 2 years imprisonment by a court in Surat, Gujarat.

Rahul Gandhi. Reuters file photo

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Rahul Gandhi. Reuters file photo

A court in Surat, Gujarat has sentenced Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to 2 years in prison in a case of defamation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s title.

This information was informed in the report of the Indian media NDTV today on Thursday.

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Rahul Gandhi was convicted under IPC sections 499 and 500 and sentenced to 2 years imprisonment by the court of Surat Chief Judicial Magistrate HH Verma. Besides, the court released him on bail and gave him 30 days to appeal in the high court.

NDTV reports that Rahul Gandhi was welcomed by top leaders of the state when he arrived in Surat this morning. Congress supporters gathered in different parts of the city to show their support to Rahul Gandhi. They showed their support to Rahul Gandhi by displaying posters with ‘Sher-e-Hindustan’. Besides, they were holding placards saying ‘Congress will not bow down to BJP dictatorship’.

According to a report by NTV, Rahul Gandhi lashed out at Narendra Modi while addressing a public meeting in Kolar, Karnataka ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Rahul Gandhi’s lawyer Kirit Panwala said that Chief Judicial Magistrate HH Verma’s court last week concluded the hearing of both sides and fixed March 23 as the date for pronouncing the verdict in the 4-year-old defamation case.

Today, senior Congress leader Arjun Modhwadia said Satya is repeatedly tested, harassed. But, in the end truth prevails. Several false cases have been filed against Rahul Gandhi. He can definitely get out of this. We will get justice.

Last October 2021, Rahul Gandhi appeared in the Surat court and gave his statement.

In his complaint, BJP MLA Purnesh Modi mentioned that Rahul Gandhi insulted all Modis while addressing an election rally in 2019, saying, ‘Why are all thieves called Modi?’

Michael Fried

Hello there, I'm Michael Fried, and I'm a news author at TheTopDailyNews. I've been covering a wide range of topics for years, from politics and finance to technology and human interest stories.

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