RSS worker files defamation case against Rahul Gandhi, charges to be framed in July

Granting Rahul exemption from appearance for today's hearing, the court posted the case for framing of charges on July 28.

By: PTI | Bhiwandi | Published:April 21, 2017 8:52 pm
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A magisterial court here today decided to frame charges against Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi in a defamation case filed against him by an RSS worker on July 28. The framing of charges by a court in a case paves the way for start of the trial of those accused in that case. Rahul did not appear in the court today and his lawyer filed an application for exemption for him from the appearance. The Congress leader was busy with political assignments, the lawyer said.

Granting Rahul exemption from appearance for today’s hearing, the court posted the case for framing of charges on July 28. Local RSS worker Rajesh Kunte has filed the defamation case against Congress vice president over the latter’s speech in Bhiwandi on March 6, 2014 in the run-up to Lok Sabha polls.

During the rally, Rahul had allegedly said that “The RSS people killed (Mahatma) Gandhi.” The court had granted bail to Rahul in the case last November. Rahul had said earlier that he won’t apologise for his statement, as demanded by the complainant.

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    Concerned
    Apr 22, 2017 at 2:35 pm
    What wrong did he say, Nathuram Godse was a RSS member only...
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      Ivan
      Apr 22, 2017 at 6:27 am
      The RSS is behaving much like the CPM of old. Talk a lot of nonsense about development, but act effectively like the goonda arm of the BJP. If the BJP thinks that can have an irregular force like the Shiv Sena goons, to twist arms, it is about time we disabuse the BJP.
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        vnksk
        Apr 22, 2017 at 6:13 am
        Sonia, Rahul hates Hindus. RSS is the largest organization of Hindus. Rahul and other goonda Muslims hating RSS is natural.
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          Shyamal Ganguly
          Apr 22, 2017 at 5:03 am
          Where is Rahul's Rashtra? Britain, Italy, Bharat? We don't know. He is getting psychotic every day and firing people away from Congress.
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            Shyamal Ganguly
            Apr 22, 2017 at 5:01 am
            RSS Rashtriya Swayam Sevak . BJP Bhartiya Janata Party. Seems Muslims can join both if they believe in Rashtra.
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              Dalit
              Apr 22, 2017 at 1:16 am
              Rahul is paying for the mistakes of his elders for not banning the facist and anti-natinalists of rss.
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                Ivan
                Apr 22, 2017 at 6:23 am
                Exactly
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                SubbuI
                Apr 21, 2017 at 10:50 pm
                RSS WAS,IS AND WILL BE A TERRORIST ORGANISATION WHICH IS BENT UPON DISINTEGRATING INDIA. IT IS ATPAR WITH ISIS NO LESS. KASHMIR IS GONE NOW THEY ARE AFTER BLACK SOUTH INDIANS. MAY GOD SAVE INDIA FROM THESE TERRORISTS
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                  Soundar
                  Apr 21, 2017 at 10:15 pm
                  Rahul hi is One of the immatured and useless politician in India and entered politics through dynasty.
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                    romi
                    Apr 21, 2017 at 9:06 pm
                    after stupid arrogant kejri now time for another stupid pappu to keep running to courts both have huge false egos
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