In India, the leader of the opposition Rahul Gandhi has filed an appeal in the city of Surat in the state of Gujarat against the conviction in the case of calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi a criminal.
According to Hindustan Times, on Monday, Rahul Gandhi has obtained bail from the session court of Surat, Gujarat.
Rahul Gandhi was booked for insulting Prime Minister Narendra Modi in which he was sentenced to two years in prison.
However, suspending the sentence immediately, the Sessions Court granted bail to the former Lok Sabha member to file an appeal.
The court has extended Rahul Gandhi’s bail till April 13 and his next hearing will be held on the same day.
The leader of the opposition was accompanied by his sister Priyanka Gandhi and the chief ministers of Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Himachal Pradesh when he came to the court.
Abhishek Singhvi, Rajya Sabha member and supervisor of Rahul Gandhi’s legal team, says, “We hope the appellate court will recognize the glaring errors of the trial court and deliver speedy justice.”
A Gujarat court sentenced him to two years in prison for calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi a criminal during the 2019 election campaign.
Rahul Gandhi gave examples of businessman Nirav Modi and Indian Premier League (IPL) founder Lalit Modi in Kolar, Karnataka and said that he wonders why all thieves are called ‘Modi’.