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Rahul Gandhi Appears In Sultanpur Court For 2018 Defamation Case

Rahul Gandhi Appears In Sultanpur Court For 2018 Defamation Case

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi appeared before Sultanpur Court on Tuesday regarding a 2018 defamation case while his ‘Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra’ reached Amethi, his former Lok Sabha constituency. Jairam Ramesh, Congress General Secretary in Communications, mentioned that the yatra would briefly halt as the District Civil Court in Sultanpur had summoned Gandhi in a defamation case filed by a BJP leader in August 2018.

“Today marks the 38th day of the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra, starting at 2 pm from Fursantganj in Amethi district and heading towards Raebareli and Lucknow. This morning, @RahulGandhi will be at the District Civil Court in Sultanpur, summoned 36 hours earlier to appear regarding a defamation case filed by a BJP leader in August 2018,” Ramesh posted.

He emphasized that the yatra would continue despite the summons, affirming Gandhi’s determination and the Congress party’s resilience.

Meanwhile, Union Minister Smriti Irani challenged Rahul Gandhi on Monday to contest Amethi alone in the Lok Sabha elections. Irani asserted that Gandhi was met with deserted streets upon his arrival in Amethi as part of his yatra. She recalled her victory over Gandhi in the 2019 elections, highlighting his diminished influence in the constituency.

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“Rahul Gandhi considered Amethi as the centre of power but did not provide service, which is why Amethi’s deserted streets welcomed him. Congress workers who welcomed Rahul Gandhi did not participate in his yatra, so the Congress had to call workers from Sultanpur and Pratapgarh,” Irani remarked.

The political exchange between Irani and Gandhi underscores the ongoing rivalry between the BJP and Congress in Uttar Pradesh. Despite Gandhi’s legal obligations and political challenges, his determination to continue the yatra signifies his commitment to connect with voters and address socio-political issues across the country.


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