Modi surname row: Gujarat HC denies Rahul Gandhi interim protection
The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday denied interim protection to ex-Congress MP Rahul Gandhi, who sought a stay on his conviction in a 2019 criminal defamation case over his Modi surname remarks, reported ABP News. Reserving the order, it said the judgment would be pronounced after summer vacation—probably in June. Notably, Gandhi was sentenced to two years imprisonment and is currently out on bail.
Gandhi was convicted on March 23
On April 20, a sessions court in Surat dismissed Gandhi's plea seeking suspension of his conviction. The Congress leader was convicted by a Magistrate Court in Surat on March 23 for his "all thieves have Modi surname" remark, which he made during an election rally in Karnataka in 2019. He was then disqualified from the Lok Sabha and asked to vacate his official residence.Share this timeline