After getting anticipatory bail, former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Friday termed the defamation case against him “politically motivated”. BJP corporator Krishnavadan Brahmbhatt had filed the case of criminal defamation against Gandhi for calling Amit Shah a “murder accused” during a rally in Madhya Pradesh’s Jabalpur.
Gandhi had appeared before metropolitan magistrate court in Ahmedabad and pleaded not guilty. He had also sought anticipatory bail in the case, which he was granted by the court. The Congress MP from Wayanad also moved an application for personal exemption after pleading not guilty.
“Yesterday it was Surat, today it’s Ahmedabad - to attend a hearing in yet another politically motivated case filed against me,” Gandhi captioned a video on Twitter.
In the video shared by Gandhi, he is seen eating at a restaurant with Congress leader Hardik Patel and other party workers. “It was good to connect with members of my Congress family here in the city and to have a meal with them at a local restaurant. I thank them all,” he wrote.
Gandhi had appeared before a Surat court in connection with yet another defamation case. This case was in connection with his remark "why do all thieves share the Modi surname". Purnesh Modi, a legislator from Surat-West, had filed the case against Rahul Gandhi for defaming the people with Modi surname.