Gujarat: The Gujarat High Court has refused to grant an interim stay on Rahul Gandhi’s 2-year jail term and said that the final verdict in the case will be delivered in June.
Speaking during the election campaign in Karnataka in 2019, senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi criticized, “How come all the thieves got the name Modi?” In this regard, Gujarat BJP MLA Parnesh Modi filed a defamation case in the Surat court, in which Rahul was sentenced to 2 years in prison. Rahul’s MP was disqualified.
In this case, Rahul Gandhi appealed to the Gujarat High Court seeking a ban on the jail sentence. The last time the case came up for hearing, Rahul Gandhi was disqualified from being an MP because of the two-year jail sentence he was sentenced to. In this case, he had argued that if a restraining order is not issued against this punishment, it will affect Rahul Gandhi and the parliamentary constituency that elected him.
The case came up for hearing again today. The Gujarat High Court, hearing the case, refused to grant an interim stay on Rahul Gandhi’s two-year jail sentence. Further, it has ordered that the final verdict in this case will be delivered after the summer vacation of the court.
The Gujarat High Court will be on summer vacation on May 5. It is to be noted that the court will reopen on June 5 after the summer vacation.