Rahul Gandhi targets PM Modi, says 'this fight is against Mitrakaal'
New Delhi, April 3: Following his conviction in the 2019 defamation case in Surat, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi stated on Monday that he was fighting the "Mitrakaal" and that the truth was his weapon and support in his struggle to save democracy.
"This is a fight against 'mitrakaal' and to save democracy. In this struggle, truth is my weapon and support," said Gandhi.
The Congress leader has been criticizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi for "saving his friend Adani" over the Hindenburg report.
A Surat court on Monday granted bail to disqualified Congress MP Rahul Gandhi in a 2019 defamation case till April 13, when the case will be heard again.
Rahul Gandhi's lawyer, Gaurav Pandya, told the media that the court would hear Rahul Gandhi's appeal against the conviction on May 3.
Rahul appeared in court today and filed an appeal against his conviction on March 23.
Rahul Gandhi arrived in Surat, where he filed an appeal seeking a stay on his conviction in the defamation case stemming from his remark about the 'Modi surname' by a Surat magistrate court.
The court had already granted the Congress leader 30 days to challenge the order.
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