Defamation case against Rahul Gandhi: Rahul Gandhi will appear in court today, left for Bengaluru early in the morning

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Defamation case against Rahul Gandhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has left for Bengaluru to appear before the court in a defamation case. This defamation case was filed by BJP general secretary Keshav Prasad.

Defamation case against Rahul Gandhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will appear before the special court on Friday in the defamation case of Karnataka BJP. For this, he has left for Bengaluru.

The court has asked Rahul Gandhi to appear in court on June 7 in connection with the defamation suit filed by the Karnataka BJP regarding the publication of allegedly derogatory advertisements in mainstream newspapers ahead of the 2023 state assembly elections.

In this advertisement, the then BJP government was accused of being involved in large-scale corruption during 2019-2023.

Court ordered to appear

The defamation case on alleged false advertisements was filed by BJP general secretary Keshav Prasad. During the hearing of this case on June 1, Siddaramaiah and Shivakumar were present in the court, but Rahul Gandhi did not appear then.

To which the BJP advocates had objected and said that Rahul Gandhi should not be given exemption under CrPC 205 as he has not appeared for the second time.

On this, the Congress lawyer had said that Rahul Gandhi is attending the India Block meeting in New Delhi and he is also participating in the Lok Sabha elections. He had requested the court for exemption from the hearing on Saturday (June 1).

He further said that the Congress leader would appear on the next date, after which the court directed Rahul Gandhi to appear before it on June 7.

Know what is the whole matter

It is alleged that during the Karnataka assembly elections, the Congress had given false advertisements in major newspapers against BJP leaders including the then Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.

In these advertisements, the Congress had also published a ‘corruption rate card’, accusing them of taking 40 percent commission in all public works works. Rahul Gandhi also shared these posts on social media.

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