Defamation Case: Rahul Gandhi's Hearing Postponed to May 2

A defamation case against Rahul Gandhi for allegedly making objectionable remarks about Amit Shah was postponed to May 2 by an MP-MLA court in Sultanpur, UP. The case was filed in 2018 by BJP leader Vijay Mishra, and a warrant was issued against Gandhi in December 2022. Gandhi appeared in court in February and was granted bail. The comments in question were allegedly made by Gandhi during a press conference in 2018. Shah was discharged in a fake encounter case in 2014.

PTI | Sultanpur | Updated: 22-04-2024 16:14 IST | Created: 22-04-2024 16:14 IST
Defamation Case: Rahul Gandhi's Hearing Postponed to May 2
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Hearing in a 2018 defamation case against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his alleged objectionable remark targeting Union Home Minister Amit Shah was on Monday postponed by an MP-MLA court here to May 2.

According to Gandhi's counsel Kashi Prasad Shukla, the hearing was scheduled for Monday but could not be held as a judge was yet to be assigned to the court.

The MP-MLA court fixed May 2 as the next date of hearing in the matter, he added.

The defamation complaint against Gandhi was filed by BJP leader Vijay Mishra six years ago.

Last December, the court issued a warrant against Rahul Gandhi. Subsequently, Gandhi halted his Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra in Amethi on February 20, appeared in the court and was granted bail.

The complaint was filed here on August 4, 2018, against Rahul Gandhi for his alleged objectionable comments against Shah made at a press conference in Bengaluru in May of that year during the Karnataka elections.

The complainant referred to Gandhi's comment that the BJP claims to believe in honest and clean politics but has a party president who is an ''accused'' in a murder case. Shah was BJP president when Gandhi made the comment.

About four years before Gandhi's remark, a special CBI court in Mumbai discharged Shah in a 2005 fake encounter case when he was a minister of state for home in Gujarat.

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