A court in Gujarat’s Surat pronounced the sentence hours later. Rahul Gandhi Jailed for two years in a criminal defamation case linked to her “Modi surname” remark, Priyanka Gandhi hit back and claimed her brother’s voice was being stifled.
“The entire government machinery is trying to suppress the voice of Rahul Gandhi. My brother has never been afraid, nor will he ever be. He lives by speaking the truth, and will continue to speak the truth. He will continue to raise his voice for the people of the country. The power of truth and the love of crores of countrymen are with him.
Several Congress leaders rallied behind the Wayanad MP and tweeted with the hashtag #WeStandWithRG.
What is wrong in calling Nirav Modi a thief? What is wrong in calling Lalit Modi a thief?
Who let them escape?
Modi gave him permission.@Rahul Gandhi True Gandhi devotee.
Rahul Gandhi = Courage 💪🏻 We stand with RG 💪🏻
Manickam Tagore. March 23, 2023
Congress tweeted a montage of Rahul Gandhi’s speeches and said, ‘Rahul Gandhi is not afraid of BJP and RSS.’ In another tweet, he said, “Gandhi is not afraid of anything.”
Many Congress leaders staged a sit-in at Azad Maidan in Mumbai in support of Rahul Gandhi. The leaders were seen waving Congress flags and raising slogans against the Modi government. They also had posters of Rahul Gandhi in their hands, on which it was written – ‘Fearless Warrior’.
The Congress on Thursday said that former party chief Rahul Gandhi will file an appeal against a Gujarat court verdict in a 2019 criminal defamation case and alleged that he was being “punished” for speaking up for the truth.
Asserting that an appeal would be filed in the matter, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge slammed the BJP. He said on Twitter that if he points one finger at others, four fingers point at him.
Reacting to the development, Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh said, “This is new India, if you raise your voice against injustice, ED-CBI, police, FIR will be lodged.
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot said, ‘Rahul Gandhi is a soldier of truth and non-violence. He will not bow down to the pressure of the government. Rahul ji and the Congress party will continue to fight strongly against the fascist forces.
Opposition leader behind Rahul
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal alleged a conspiracy to eliminate the opposition.
“There is a conspiracy to eliminate opposition leaders and parties. There is a conspiracy to register cases against the leaders of non-BJP parties. I have differences with Rahul Gandhi, but it is not right to implicate him in a defamation case. I respect the court, but do not agree with the verdict.
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