New Delhi: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday was summoned by Kamrup Metropolitan court in Assam in connection with a defamation case for his remark against RSS.
Rahul Gandhi has to appear before the Court on September 29. A criminal defamation case was slapped on Rahul Gandhi for allegedly accusing the RSS, during a speech two years ago, of killing Mahatma Gandhi.
The Supreme Court has already pulled up Rahul Gandhi for his remarks. The apex court asked him to apologise for his comments or face trial.“Why did you make a sweeping statement against the RSS, painting everyone associated with the organisation in the same brush?” an SC bench had said.
Reacting to the apex court’s comments, the Congress said that Rahul had already “challenged the constitutionality” of the section under which he had been charged and that there is no question of apologising or expressing regret.
RSS functionary Manmohan Vaidya said that the Congress had been “consistently trying to spread lies and baseless allegations” about the Sangh and that the Supreme Court ruling has “exposed” the party.
Rahul, at an election rally, accused the RSS of killing Mahatma Gandhi. Rahul had said: “RSS people killed Gandhiji and today their people (BJP) talk of him…They opposed Sardar Patel and Gandhiji.” A member of the RSS filed a criminal defamation complaint against Rahul for his remarks.