Mr. Rahul Gandhi has been granted bail by the Patna Court in connection with a defamation case filed by the Bihar Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Sushil Modi , over his jibe at an election rally.
Speaking to newsmen after the verdict, Mr. Gandhi said, 'whoever stands against RSS' and Narendra Modi ji's ideology is attacked and court cases are slapped. My fight is to save the Constitution, to stand for the poor and the farmers.'
In the run up to Lok Sabha elections, during an election rally in Kolar in Karnataka on April 13, asked the gathering "why have all thieves have the Modi surname?"
In that speech, Mr. Gandhi had compared the Prime Minister to fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi and former Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner Lalit Modi.
Before appearing for the hearing, Mr. Gandhi said, I will appear in person at the Civil Court in Patna today at 2 PM, in yet another case filed against me by my political opponents in the RSS/ BJP to harass & intimidate me.'
Two more cases were filed against His Kolar speech.A BJP leader, Mr. Manoj Modi, has also filed a case against him in Chief Judicial Magistrate’s (CJM) court in Bihar’s Purnea district. He was also summoned by a Gujarat court in the defamation suit filed by another BJP MLA.
The ruling by Patna Court comes just days after the Gandhi scion was granted bail in yet another defamation case filed by an RSS worker by a Mumbai Court.
The Mumbai Court granted Rahul a bail on a surety bond of Rs 15000 in the defamation case filed on him for linking RSS with the murder of journalist Guari Lankesh.
After journalist Lankesh was shot outside her house, Mr. Gandhi had commented, 'Anybody who speaks against the ideology of the BJP, against the ideology of the RSS, is pressured, beaten, attacked and even killed.'