‘Truth Is My God, Religion Based On Non-Violence’: Rahul Gandhi After Being Convicted By Surat Court
The comments were delivered by Rahul Gandhi at a rally in Kolar, Karnataka, prior to the 2019 Lok Sabha election.
NEW DELHI: Rahul Gandhi, a Congress member, cited Mahatma Gandhi when a Surat court found him guilty of criminal defamation in 2019 for his comments toward Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The Surat district court today convicted the Congress MP to two years in prison but gave him bail and postponed his sentence for 30 days so that he may appeal the court's decision.
"My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God, nonviolence the means to get it-Mahatma Gandhi." Rahul Gandhi posted on his Twitter account.
The Congress leader was present in court as the verdict was delivered. Mallikarjun Kharge, president of the Congress and leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha, stated that the party would challenge the ruling legally.
“Bail has been approved for him. We were aware right away because the judges kept being replaced. We respect the law and the judiciary, and we will fight this in accordance with the law," Kharge informed the press.
According to a complaint made by BJP MLA and former Gujarat minister Purnesh Modi, the Surat District Court today delivered its decision in the matter involving Rahul Gandhi's claimed "How come all the thieves have Modi as the common surname?" remarks.
The comments were delivered by Rahul Gandhi at a rally in Kolar, Karnataka, prior to the 2019 Lok Sabha election. According to Sections 499 and 500 of the Indian Criminal Code, Rahul Gandhi has been found guilty (IPC).
According to Ketan Reshamwala, the attorney for Purnesh Modi, "The sentence awarded is for two years and against that sentence, he has pleaded that he may be released on bail till appeal period and as per law, the Court has granted him bail for 30 days and until appeal, the sentence is suspended by the Court.”