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Rahul Gandhi makes a court appearance in Surat over defamation case

Chief Judicial Magistrate A N Dave is recording the statement of the Wayanad MP in the defamation suit filed over his remarks on the Modi surname.

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Surat, First Published Jun 24, 2021, 10:59 AM IST
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Congress leader and Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi appeared before a court in Surat, Gujarat, on Thursday in connection with a defamation case.

Chief Judicial Magistrate A N Dave will record the statement of the Wayanad MP in the defamation suit filed over his remarks on the Modi surname.

The defamation case had been filed by local Gujarat MLA Purnesh Modi of the BJP after Rahul Gandhi, during the 2019 Lok Sabha election campaign, had taken a dig at his rivals, asking, 'why do all thieves share the Modi surname'.

Rahul Gandhi had last appeared before the court in October 2019. He had then pleaded not guilty.

At a campaign rally at Karnataka's Kolar constituency on April 13, 2019, the Congress leader had remarked, "Nirav, Lalit Modi and Narendra Modi... How come all thieves have Modi as a common surname?"

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