Rahul Gandhi News: During the hearing in the Supreme Court (SC), Rahul Gandhi’s lawyer said that there is no such case against Rahul, which is a crime against the society. Rahul is not accused of any rape or murder.
Supreme Court Hearing: Hearing is going on in the Supreme Court (SC) today in the Modi Surname Defamation Case. Abhishek Manu Singhvi presented Rahul Gandhi’s side in the Supreme Court. Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that the charges against Rahul Gandhi are bailable. Singhvi argued that there is no identified class with the Modi surname. People of different castes use the Modi surname. On this, Justice Gavai said that you should keep your point focused on why it is necessary to stay the verdict of guilty. Know that in the petition filed today, Rahul Gandhi has demanded a stay on the conviction. Rahul Gandhi’s sentence is already suspended. For the Parliament membership to be restored, it is necessary that there should be a ban on conviction.
- Rahul Gandhi’s lawyer’s argument
Rahul Gandhi’s lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that there is only one line in the 3-page speech, regarding which the case has been filed. The real surname of complainant Purnesh Modi is also not Modi. He changed later. There is no fixed class of people with Modi surname. People of different castes use this surname.
- Defamation case not justified
Singhvi said that none of those whose name was taken by Rahul Gandhi in the speech sued Rahul. It was done by Purnesh Modi, whose name was not even mentioned in the speech. There is no justification for filing a defamation case against Purnesh Modi. There is no uniformity among the communities who use the Modi surname. There is no identified class of people having Modi surname.
- Rahul has bailable charges
In the Supreme Court, Singhvi said that there is no such case against Rahul, which is of crime against the society. Rahul is not accused of any rape or murder. The allegation against Rahul is a simple, bailable, general allegation. Even if there is punishment, it can be of maximum 2 years only. But the complainant termed him as a criminal. There is not a single case in which he has been convicted.
- Purnesh Modi’s lawyer’s argument
At the same time, Purnesh Modi’s lawyer Mahesh Jethmalani argued in the Supreme Court today that there is a lot of evidence against Rahul Gandhi. The person who was given the task of recording by the EC, is himself a government witness in this case. It is clear from the statement that Rahul Gandhi’s intention was to insult the people of Modi surname only because the surname of the Prime Minister of the country is also Modi. Rahul insulted the entire Modi surname community. This becomes a case of double defamation.
Jethmalani said that the entire community, whose surname is Modi, has been defamed, it is a certain class. During the hearing, the court made it clear that it was not considering the merits of the case. The court’s statement meant that it is not yet being considered whether a defamation case can be filed against Rahul or not. It is only being considered whether conviction should be stayed or not. Since Rahal is sentenced to two years, which is the maximum punishment in this case. That’s why he lost his membership. The judge of the trial court did not clarify in his order as to why the sentence of two years is necessary and he has written another thing.