Rahul Gandhi regretted that the Prime Minister remained silent after the Dadri lynching incident despite the fact that the son of the person killed is an air force personnel.
Both, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha are discussing the issue of intolerance during the Winter Session of Parliament today.
The Court had last week said that there is no urgency in the matter when the lawyer M L Sharma pleaded for urgent listing and hearing on his PIL.
Sources said top party leaders will meet on Monday and a meeting of the Congress Parliamentary Party is expected next week.
On the day, the yatra would start from Meerut district, followed by one in Muzaffarnagar the following day.
Representing Rahul, senior advocate Kapil Sibal told the Bench led by Justice Dipak Misra that he would rather argue the case on merits, based on records.
An open letter by a student who attended the Rahul Gandhi event at Mount Carmel college in Bangalore.
During the hearing, the counsel appearing for Gandhi did not agree to the suggestion of the bench that he can settle the defamation case by regretting his alleged statement.
Rahul Gandhi is addressing the youth at the Mount Carmel College in Bangalore.
Rahul Gandhi’s remarks come a day after Bollywood actor Aamir Khan joined the debate on intolerance saying there was a feeling of despondency in the country over the last seven to eight months.
“There is no urgency in the matter,” a bench headed by Chief Justice H L Dattu said when lawyer M L Sharma pleaded for urgent listing and hearing on his PIL.
Filed by advocate M L Sharma, the plea has also urged the court to order registration of a criminal case against Rahul for cheating and forgery.
Swamy said he has requested the Speaker to send the complaint to the ethics committee for further scrutiny.
“I am happy he (Rahul) called me a chamcha as in Congress, chamcha is a very high post,” Swamy said.
“We feel that the Punjab government is unable to provide justice to them. That is why I came with my party leaders from Punjab and the President gave us a patient hearing,” said Rahul.