Congress leader Rahul Gandhi appeared at a court in Surat and pleaded not guilty in a criminal defamation case. The case had been filed against him for his "why do all thieves share the Modi surname" remarks by BJP legislator from Surat-West, Purnesh Modi. After Gandhi's plea was recorded, his lawyers moved an application seeking a permanent exemption from personal appearance in the next hearings. After Modi's lawyers raised objection to the exemption plea, the court said it will decide on the plea on December 10.
Published On: Oct 10, 2019