Congress leader and former MP Rahul Gandhi is expected to present in Gujarat Court today to appeal against his two-year sentence in defamation case.
Mr Gandhi will move a petition in Surat’s sessions Court to nullify the verdict given by the Magistrate that convicted him for his remarks in 2019 against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
He will even demand an interim stay on his conviction from the court so that get gets back his Lok Sabha membership.
Senior advocate RS Cheema will represent Rahul Gandhi in the court.
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra along with three Chief Ministers – Bhupesh Baghel, Ashok Gehlot and Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu will accompany the disqualified MP.
The Court had convicted and sentenced Mr Gandhi for two years in jail for 2019 remarks, in which he had said, “how thieves shared the same last name” linking PM Modi’s name with two fugitive businessmen.
However, soon after the verdict the court had granted him a bail for 30 days to appeal the verdict.
Bharatiya Janata Party MLA and former Gujarat Minister Purnesh Modi had filed the defamation case against the 52-yeae old Congress leader saying, “How come all thieves have the common surname Modi?”.