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Rahul Gandhi defamation case: Congress to meet President today

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A day after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was convicted in a defamation case, the grand old party is set to meet President Droupadi Murmu along with other party leaders to discuss the verdict.

Opposition leaders met in the office of Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge in Parliament this morning.

Former Congress chief and Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi was on Thursday sentenced to two years in jail in a 2019 criminal defamation case filed against him for his alleged “Modi surname” remarks. Moments later, the court granted him bail, and stayed its order for a period of 30 days so the Congress leader can appeal in a higher court.

The case was filed against Gandhi on a complaint lodged by BJP MLA and former Gujarat minister Purnesh Modi for remarks he had made at a Lok Sabha election rally in Karnataka’s Kolar on April 13, 2019.

“Why all the thieves, be it Nirav Modi, Lalit Modi or Narendra Modi, have Modi in their names,” the Congress leader had allegedly said during the rally.

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