RSS defamation case: Rahul Gandhi to appear in Bhiwandi court

Gandhi has been appealed over his comments at a rally before the 2014 election blaming the RSS, the ideological mentor of BJP, for Gandhi's assassination in 1948.

RSS defamation case: Rahul Gandhi to appear in Bhiwandi court

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will appear in Bhiwandi court in Maharashtra in connection with a defamation case over his alleged comment against the RSS regarding Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination.

Gandhi has been appealed over his comments at a rally before the 2014 election blaming the RSS, the ideological mentor of BJP, for Gandhi's assassination in 1948.

At the last hearing, the Bhiwandi magistrate’s court had granted him a bail after he appeared before it. The court had adjourned the hearing to January 30.


While heading to Goa for upcoming election campaigns, Gandhi would appear before the court.



Rajesh Kunte, a local RSS functionary, had filed the case against Rahul over the former’s speech in Bhiwandi on March 6, 2014, in the run-up to Lok Sabha polls.

During that rally, Rahul had allegedly claimed, “The RSS people had killed Gandhi.”

The Congress vice president had said earlier that he was ready to face the trial after the Supreme Court refused to interfere in the criminal proceedings at the court at Bhiwandi.