Rahul Gandhi is now not a MP from Lok Sabha. His membership was cancelled last month after his conviction in defamation case filed at Surat Court. After losing membership of Parliament Rahul Gandhi has also vacated his
official residence according to following notice issued by Lok Sabha secretariat. He is also facing another defamation case in Patna.
Meanwhile, the Patna High Court on Monday granted relief to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi by staying the lower court’s order till May 15 in the ‘Modi surname’ defamation case. Earlier, Patna’s lower court had asked the Congress leader to appear on April 12 and present his case in connection with a petition filed against him by former Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi in 2019 for Gandhi’s alleged objectionable remarks on ‘Modi surname’.
According to media reports, Rahul Gandhi had approached the Patna High Court, on April 22, seeking the quashing of the summons issued by the lower court in the defamation case filed against him by Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi.
Rahul Gandhi’s counsel Advocate Virendra Rathore told ANI, “We had filed a quashing petition. When a matter is already under trial in Surat court, then there cannot be another trial in a different court in the same matter…this is illegal.The next hearing is on May 15 and all lower court proceedings have been stayed till then. ”
Meanwhile, Sushil Modi’s counsel Advocate SD Sanjay said that the “court has asked him to keep the argument on the matter”.