Big blow to Rahul Gandhi from Gujarat High Court, Congress will go to Supreme Court, a look at the whole matter

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Rahul Gandhi defamation case verdict: The Gujarat High Court has dismissed a plea seeking a stay on Rahul Gandhi’s conviction in a criminal defamation case over his remarks on the Modi surname. The High Court has upheld the decision of the Surat Court. Congress will take refuge in the Supreme Court against this decision. The party said the decision has doubled its resolve to take the matter forward.

Big blow to Rahul Gandhi from Gujarat High Court, Parliament membership will not be restored

Party General Secretary Jairam Ramesh tweeted, ‘The single bench judgment of the Gujarat High Court on Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification from Parliament has come to our notice. The verdict is being studied, as it should be. “The High Court’s decision has doubled our resolve to take this case forward,” he said.

Congress General Secretary KC Venugopal also said that the Gujarat High Court’s order dismissing the petition seeking a stay on Rahul Gandhi’s conviction in the defamation case would be challenged in the Supreme Court.

Why the High Court dismissed the petition: The High Court has rejected Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s plea seeking a stay on his conviction in a criminal defamation case over his remark using the surname Modi. Justice Hemant Prachhak, while dismissing the plea, said Gandhi was already facing 10 cases across the country and the trial court’s order convicting the Congress leader was just, proper and valid.

What is the meaning of the decision: Had the High Court stayed this decision, Rahul’s membership of Parliament would have been restored. However, this decision closed the way for the restoration of Rahul’s membership of Parliament. The possibility of his contesting the Lok Sabha elections from 2024 has also become negligible. Along with this, he will also have to serve a jail term of 2 years.

What was the decision of the Surat court: Surat’s Metropolitan Magistrate Court on March 23 convicted Rahul Gandhi under sections 499 and 500 (criminal defamation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) in a 2019 case filed by Purnesh Modi, a BJP MLA in Gujarat, and sentenced him to two years in jail. Was.

Rahul’s MP went: Following the verdict, Gandhi was disqualified from membership of Parliament under the provisions of the Representation of the People Act. Rahul Gandhi was elected to the Lok Sabha in 2019 from Wayanad, Kerala.

What is the matter : On April 13, 2019, during an election rally in Kolar, Karnataka, Rahul Gandhi remarked that why all thieves have the same surname Modi? Regarding this remark, MLA Modi filed a criminal defamation case against Gandhi.

Nrapendra Gupta

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