Rahul Gandhi reaches Assam for hearing in the defamation case filed by RSS

By: | Published: September 29, 2016 10:52 AM

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi today reached Guawahati early morning in order for a hearing against a defamation case filed against him by a RSS volunteer last year.

Rahul Gandhi, uri attackRahul reached Assam by 9 am and was seen unbaffled as he waved to his party men and supporters. (Reuters)

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi today reached Guawahati early morning in order for a hearing against a defamation case filed against him by a RSS volunteer last year. Gandhi, who will also address a meeting with his party members in the state before heading back to the capital.

The RSS volunteer Anjan Bora had last year filed a case against the Gandhi scion as he had claimed that he was denied entry into the Barpeta Satra, a Vaishnava monastery in western Assam. Rahul who was there in Assam last year was to visit this 16th century Vaishnavite monastery on December 12 last year but instead he directly went ahead for his road show. Later he alleged that RSS workers had prevented him from entering the famous Satra.

It was this that the RSS volunteer filed against. He not only denied the RSS’s role in the incident, Rahul had also tarnished the image of the holy monastery and hence an apology is needed. Bora had then filed a defamation suite against Gandhi, for which the hearing will happen today.

Rahul reached Assam by 9 am and was seen unbaffled as he waved to his party men and supporters. He continued with his previous stand as he said that he stands against the ideology of RSS.

‘I am being targeted as I speak for the poor’, Rahul said as he addressed the media.

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“He will arrive about 9 am and proceed to the court of chief judicial magistrate Kamrup. He will have meetings with party workers before flying back to Delhi,” Congress spokesperson Apurba Bhattacharya had confirmed Rahul’s coming.

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