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RSS defamation case: Rahul Gandhi pleads 'not guilty', Bhiwandi court frames charges against him

The case was filed following Rahul Gandhi's utterances at a rally in Thane in March 2014 in which he had accused the RSS of killing Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, Mumbai [ Updated: June 12, 2018 11:52 IST ]
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Rahul Gandhi

A Bhiwandi court on Tuesday framed charges against Congress president Rahul Gandhi in a defamation case filed against him by a  Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker in 2014. Rahul, who appeared before the court, pleaded 'not guilty' following which charges were  framed under section IPC 499 & 500 against him.

 

Earlier, the Congress president arrived at Mumbai airport on Tuesday to appear before a magistrate court in Bhiwandi, Thane, in connection with a defamation case filed by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activist Rajesh Kunte.  

It was filed following Gandhi's utterances at a rally in Thane in March 2014 in which he had accused the RSS of killing Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation.

Later, as a part of a crucial exercise ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Gandhi will travel to Mumbai. He will directly interact with the party's over 15,000 booth-level workers at a function in Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon.

The function would mark the launch of a national endeavour, "Project Shakti". Via this, Rahul Gandhi would establish direct communication between the grassroots workers and the party's central leadership. 

"Project Shakti will ensure connect with the ground-level workers. Also, it will help us look at problems of Mumbai at the micro level," tweeted Sanjay Nirupam.

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