Modi surname remark: 'Will approach higher court,' says Congress after Rahul Gandhi's conviction in defamation case
New Delhi/UNI: The Congress on Thursday launched a scathing attack at the Narendra Modi-led government after a court convicted its MP Rahul Gandhi in a defamation case and said the party will approach the High Court in this regard.
The former Congress president was convicted in a defamation case by a Surat court on Thursday for his "all thieves have Modi surname" remark.
The court sentenced him to two years in jail. However, he was granted bail.
"Modi government sends ED (Enforcement Directorate), police, and and imposes cases on political speeches. We will appeal in the Higher Court," Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge wrote in a tweet.
कायर, तानाशाह भाजपा सरकार श्री @RahulGandhi और विपक्ष से तिलमिलाई हुई है क्योंकि हम उनके काले कारनामों को उजागर कर रहे हैं। JPC की माँग कर रहे हैं।— Mallikarjun Kharge (@kharge) March 23, 2023
राजनैतिक दिवालियेपन की शिकार मोदी सरकार,
ED, पुलिस भेजती है
राजनैतिक भाषणों पर केस थोपती है।
हम Higher Court में अपील करेंगे।
In an apparent reference to the court's judgement, Rahul Gandhi while sharing one of the quotes of Mahatma Gandhi in a tweet wrote, "My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God, non-violence the means to get it."
मेरा धर्म सत्य और अहिंसा पर आधारित है। सत्य मेरा भगवान है, अहिंसा उसे पाने का साधन।— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) March 23, 2023
- महात्मा गांधी
Meanwhile, Congress general secretary and his sister, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra took to the micro blogging site twitter and wrote, "The whole machinery is trying to supress the voice of Rahul Gandhi ji. My brother has never been afraid, nor he will be. The power of truth and love of crores of countrymen are with him."