Congress Leader, Rahul Gandhi is going to appear in Court today in the Defamation case filed by RSS party, in Bhiwandi, Maharashtra. The charges against Gandhi were filed in 2014, his lawyer, Narayan Iyer, reported. The charges against Rahul Gandhi were filed in relation to his comments against the party, alleging their involvement with the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, at a rally in March 3 2014. Rajesh Kunte, who is a worker for the RSS party had filed the case in court. He is reportedly going to appear in Court by 11:am. He was told by the court to come for the hearing of the case on June 12 2018. Rahul had written an application to the court, detailing his feelings on the matter, but the court is not recommending a summary trail. He will have to appear before the judge.
Rahul is also going to address the people who work for the Congress party, and is likely to hold conversation with its managers in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation region. He is also scheduled to visit the family of Dadaji Khobragade, who is popular as the person who led the rice revolution in the region. Dadaji died this month after suffering from illness for a long time. Rahul is going to return to Delhi after the visit.
Update: The next hearing in Bhiwandi court is on August 10 2018. Rahul Gandhi pleaded not guilty in the defamation case. He had, in 2016, wanted the court to dismiss the case. However, the court had told him that he shouldn’t have commented on the Party, as a whole, and had to face the trail if he didn’t express his regret for using the words against them. But, Rahul seemed to hold his ground, and didn’t want to backtrack on his opinion, thus agreeing to be present in court for the trail.