Rahul Gandhi at Guwahati court on defamation case
India, Guwahati, September 29: Rahul Gandhi, The Congress vice president on Thursday reached Guwahati in Assam for the hearing in the defamation case by Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS).
Rahul Gandhi spoke to the reporters outside the court and said that he is against the ideology of RSS and is adamant about fighting against those who want to divide the country.
“I am against RSS ideology and will fight those who want to divide the country. I won’t back down because of these cases,” he said.
“These cases are being filed against me because I'm fighting for poor people, rights of farmers and for unemployed youths,” he added.
Anjan Bora had filed a defamation case against Rahul Gandhi for making false statements in order to tarnish the image of RSS. Rahul had said that women were made to sit at the entrance of a monastery so that he would not be able to enter.
He (Rahul Gandhi) has appeared before the court and has been allowed to go on a bond of Rs 50,000, Bijan Mahajan, the lawyer of the RSS said.
Another criminal defamation case was filed in Bhiwandi against him in which he said, "people belonging to the RSS had killed Gandhiji and now they speak about Gandhi.” from Bhiwandi court, it was sent to Mumbai High Court and then referred to Supreme Court.
Gandhi refused to read an apology, as asked by the petitioner and now the case will go to trial in Bhiwandi. He has also targeted RSS many times during his campaign rally in Uttar Pradesh.