Rahul Gandhi Disqualified: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is going to challenge the decision to sentence him to two years in a criminal defamation case on Monday (April 3). Rahul Gandhi will appeal against the decision of the lower court in the sessions court. Rahul Gandhi’s entire legal team will strongly argue for a stay on the sentence, then sister Priyanka Gandhi will also be present to support Rahul Gandhi.
In 2019, on March 23, the court of Surat sentenced Rahul Gandhi to two years for the statement containing the Modi surname. However, while granting bail, the court postponed the sentence for 30 days. That is, if Rahul Gandhi does not get relief from the upper court within 30 days, then he will have to go to jail. That’s why when Rahul Gandhi’s legal team reaches the court on Monday, it will try its best to stay the sentence and get bail.
At present, it will depend on the court whether Rahul Gandhi gets bail or he will have to go to jail. Congress has made complete preparations for both the situations. This is the reason that Congress leaders from local to national level will be present in the court.
What will happen in court today?
- Rahul Gandhi’s legal team will file an appeal and bail application against the CJM court’s order in the sessions court at 11 am.
- After lunch, the petition will be heard in the court of Surat District Judge or Additional Sessions Judge at 2 pm.
- There is a possibility of Rahul Gandhi reaching Surat court at two o’clock. Since Rahul Gandhi has filed a petition for regular bail.
- Rahul Gandhi will be accompanied by his sister Priyanka Gandhi as well as the three Congress Chief Ministers Ashok Gehlot of Rajasthan, Bhupesh Baghel of Chhattisgarh and Himachal CM Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu.
- Along with this, Rajya Sabha MP KC Venugopal and other senior party leaders will also be in Surat.
- Rahul Gandhi’s legal team is headed by senior advocate and Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi. He said that we are confident that during the hearing in the appeal court, attention will be paid to the shortcomings of the trial court and a quick decision will come.
What happened so far?
- BJP MLA and former Gujarat minister Purnesh Modi filed a complaint regarding this statement.
- On March 23, the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) HH Verma in Surat convicted Rahul Gandhi and sentenced him to two years in prison.
- The very next day, on March 24, Rahul Gandhi was disqualified for membership of the Lok Sabha.
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