Mr. Rahul Gandhi will appear in an Ahmedabad court in connection with a defamation case filed against him. The summons were earlier issued to him and party spokesperson Mr. Randeep Surjewala, after a suit was filed by Ahmedabad District Cooperative Bank and its chairman.
The Home Minister, Mr. Amit Shah is the chairman of the cooperative bank. The suit alleged that the Congress leaders claimed the bank was involved in a scam to swap Rs 750 crore in scrapped notes with valid currency after the note ban of November 2016.
Even as some reports suggest that Mr. Gandhi will attend a roadshow which will be organised by the party’s supporters before going to the court, the party has denied any such plan. The state Congress leader, Mr. Manish Doshi, said that the former party president will interact with his supporters briefly on his way to the court.
'…In the evening, he will interact with the party’s leaders for half an hour', he said. 'This is a conspiracy by the BJP to frame and harass Rahul for his fight for the common people. He had exposed the wrongdoings of the BJP and had stood by the common people. Rahul will keep fighting for the truth and the entire party is with him in this.'.
Speaking at an election rally in Karnataka’s Kolar on July 16, Rahul Gandhi had said “I have a question. Why do all thieves have Modi in their names whether be it Nirav Modi, Lalit Modi, and Narendra Modi? We don’t know how many more such Modis will come out.”