Will Rahul Gandhi get relief in advertisement defamatory case? To appear before Bengaluru court today

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will appear before a special court in Bengaluru in connection with alleged defamatory advertisements in the mainstream newspapers in 2023 during assembly elections.

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The defamation case against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi stems from a case filed by the Karnataka BJP for issuing alleged defamatory advertisements in the mainstream newspapers. This case was regarding the advertisement ahead of assembly polls last year saying that the BJP government in the state was involved in large-scale corruption during its 2019-2023 rules. Notably, the Congress leader will appear before a special court in Bengaluru on Friday.

Taking it to the official X handle of state Congress, it mentioned, “Congress National Leader Rahul Gandhi is coming to the Special Court of People's Representatives under City Civil Court near Kaveri Bhawan, Bangalore on 7/6/2024 at 10 AM.” D Shivakumar, the deputy chief minister of Karnataka also appealed to not shout slogans and display play cards.

Notably, the chief minister, Siddharamaiah and deputy chief minister of Karnataka D Shivakumar, who were other accused have already been granted bail in connection with the case on June 1.

While hearing the case Judge KN Shivakumar had passed the order while setting June 7 as the date for Rahul Gandhi’s appearance in person. Notably, the counsel for Gandhi, last week moved an application seeking exemption from appearance for Gandhi, which was opposed by the complainant, saying repeated exemptions should not be permitted.