Congress leader Rahul Gandhi who appeared in Surat court over defamation case filed against him on all ‘all thieves bearing Modi surname’ remark pleaded not guilty on Thursday.
The defamation suit was filed by BJP MLA Purnesh Modi against the Wayanad MP Gandhi who during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections campaign had said – “why all the persons bearing surname Modi are thieves”.
Gandhi counterattacked and said, his political detractors are making attempts to make him quiet. He thanked the Congress workers for their “support and solidarity” in his tweet.
Meanwhile, the court has scheduled December 10 for the next hearing.