Rahul Gandhi granted bail in RSS defamation case, next hearing on January 30

Rahul Gandhi during a speech in 2014 had alleged that 'RSS men' killed Mahatma Gandhi.

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi was granted bail by a Bhiwandi court in a defamation case related to his comments on the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) two years ago.

The court has scheduled the next hearing to be held on January 30.

After leaving the court premises, Rahul while addressing the party workers launched a scathing attack at the RSS, saying he was happy to be fighting against them.

“It is a fight against the ideology of slavery,” he added further. “Modiji will give away your money to 15-20 industrialists. Did you see anyone with a net worth of thousands of crore rupees standing in a queue,” he said.

The Congress has been extremely critical of the Modi government’s demonetisation move, joining the opposition parties like Trinamool Congress, Aam Aadmi Party and BSP who have termed the decision draconian and anti-poor.

No investigation has been taken against the PM’s industrialist friends, the Gandhi scion added. During a speech in 2014, Rahul Gandhi had alleged that the ‘RSS men’ were behind Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination.

Rajesh Kunte, an RSS worker had filed a case against Rahul for his comments against the RSS. Although the Supreme Court had stayed the proceedings against him, the Congress vice president appeared before the magistrate in Bhiwandi last year.

In September, Rahul withdrew his petition filed in the apex court, saying he would face the trial. His readiness to accept the trial came after the Supreme Court refused to intervene in the criminal proceedings against him in the trial court.