Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi today told the Supreme Court that he never blamed Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), as an institution, for assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.
Rahul added that he only blamed people associated with RSS for the killing of the” Father of the Nation”.
Senior counsel Kapil Sibal made the observation on the behalf of Congress vice-president observation before a bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice R.F. Nariman referring to an affidavit filed by Gandhi before the Bombay High Court challenging the defamation proceedings against him by Mahadev Kunte, an RSS worker.
Rahul Gandhi’s counsel had made the same argument in Bombay High Court which had refused to quash the charges against him.
Rahul’s lawyer Kapil Sibal urged the apex court to accept it and quash the charge.
The bench comprising justices Dipak Misra and R F nariman observed that in view of Rahul Ganshi’s clarification, the charge of defaming the RSS would fall.
The bench asked kunte’s lawyer Umesh Lalit to consider withdrawing the case.
Since Lalit sought more time to take instructions from his client, the bench deferred the hearing till September 1.