Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court turned down Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s request seeking a hold on his conviction in a defamation case today. “There is no reasonable ground to stay the conviction, which is just, proper and legal”, said Gujarat High Court over 2019 Modi surname mark while dismissing his request.
More than a month after it held a final hearing, the Gujarat High Court pronounced its judgment today on former Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s plea to stay the conviction in the criminal defamation case in which he was sentenced to two years in jail by a court in Surat.
Justice Helmand Prachchhak of the High Court completed the hearing on May 2nd and reserved the order in the petition that sought to stay the conviction.
The case related to remarks about the Modi surname during a rally in 2019 while campaigning for the Lok Sabha polls in Karnataka. After his conviction, he was sentenced to two years of imprisonment in March this year, he was disqualified as a Member of Parliament from Lok Sabha. There are 10 cases pending against Rahul Gandhi. A complaint is also filed against him by the grandson of Veer Savarkar in Pune Court after Gandhi used terms against Veer Savarkar at Cambridge.