Rahul Gandhi Gets Bail In ‘Modi Surname’ Defamation Case

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday got bail from the sessions court in Surat in defamation case over his ‘Modi Surname’ remark made in 2019. His bail was extended till April 13.

The next hearing for the case is scheduled for May 3 and the Court has not yet suspended his conviction.

Along with the appeal, two applications have been submitted by Gandhi: the first is a request for Suspension of Sentence, which is essentially a request for regular bail, and the second is a request for Suspension of Conviction.

If the second application is granted, his Lok Sabha membership will be reinstated, provided that the Secretariat of the Lok Sabha issues a notification regarding this matter.

Earlier on Monday, Gandhi reached the sessions court in Surat to challenge his conviction in a defamation case.

Gandhi was accompanied by his sister Priyanka Gandhi, 3 Congress chief minister and other Congress leaders.

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