Recently, Rahul Gandhi was found guilty of defamation in Surat, Gujarat, for his statements against the “Modi surname” in 2019. Rahul Gandhi, the leader of the Congress, was sentenced to two years in prison in a defamation case on Thursday. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed that a plot was being developed to “eliminate” non-BJP leaders and parties by prosecuting them. As a result, the Aam Aadmi Party came out in support of Rahul Gandhi.
Rahul Gandhi was found guilty of slander by a Surat, Gujarat, court for his 2019 comments on the “Modi surname.” In order to give him time to file an appeal with a higher court, it also granted him bail and delayed the sentence for 30 days. “A conspiracy is being hatched to eliminate non-BJP leaders and parties by prosecuting them. We have differences with the Congress, but it is not right to implicate Rahul Gandhi in a defamation case like this.” “It is the job of the public and the opposition to ask questions. We respect the court but disagree with the decision,” Arvind Kejriwal mentioned in a tweet in Hindi.
Raghav Chadha, a Rajya Sabha member for the AAP, stated that dissent should not be suppressed and that opposition is at the heart of democracy. “Respectfully disagree with the court verdict against Rahul Gandhi. Opposition forms the core of democracy. Dissent should not be stifled. India has a strong tradition of critique. Attempt to reduce this to the viewpoint of one ideology, one party, one leader is unconstitutional and undemocratic,” he tweeted.