Congress President Rahul Gandhi pleads “not guilty” in defamation case
Rahul Gandhi today pleaded “not guilty”, as charges were framed against him by a judge in a defamation case filed by an RSS leader in Maharashtra.
“(Prime Minister Narendra) Modi won’t speak a word on inflation and fuel price hike. They have been slapping cases on me, but my fight is based on ideology, I will fight against them and we will win,” Rahul Gandhi told reporters after the hearing.
Gandhi arrived at the court in Bhiwandi at 11.10 am amid heavy security cover and was greeted by people raising slogans in his support. Rahul left the court at 12.15 pm. The next hearing in the case is on August 10.
The court framed charges against him under Sections 499 and 500 (defamation) of the IPC.
“The RSS people had killed (Mahatma) Gandhi,” the Congress president had allegedly said at the rally.