Ahmedabad Court Grants Bail to Rahul Gandhi in Defamation Case
Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi was on Friday, 12 July, granted bail by a court in Ahmedabad after he pleaded not guilty in a criminal defamation suit filed by Ahmedabad District Cooperative Bank, in which Union Home Minister Amit Shah is one of the directors, and its chairman Ajay Patel.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate NB Munshi on Friday asked Gandhi if he accepted the charges, to which the latter replied in the negative.
Gandhi’s lawyer then moved an application for bail, which was granted.
Earlier in the day, the Congress leader, who is facing several defamation cases in different parts of the country, said he is thankful to his opponents in the RSS and the BJP for providing him with opportunities to take his ideological battle against them to the public.
"I'm in Ahmedabad today, to appear in another case filed against me by my political opponents in the RSS/BJP.
"I thank them for providing me these platforms & opportunities to take my ideological battle against them to the public. Satyameva Jayate," he said in a tweet after reaching Ahmedabad.