A fresh defamation case has been registered against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. The complaint has been filed against Rahul Gandhi in connection with his remarks against Veer Savarkar. Grandson of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Satyaki Savarkar has filed a criminal defamation complaint against Rahul Gandhi in Pune.
Satyaki Savarkar, on yesterday, said that Rahul Gandhi has been making statements against Veer Savarkar for a long time. We felt it was too much and we need to stop him. So we went before the court. Now let the court decide. The Congress leader was earlier disqualified from the Lok Sabha after convicted of criminal defamation over his remarks on the ‘Modi’ surname.
Yesterday Satyaki said, “Today, I have filed a complaint for criminal defamation against Rahul Gandhi for his false allegations made in this speech against my grand father late Shri Vinayak Damodar Savarkar.”
Satyaki Savarkar alleged that Rahul Gandhi during his recent visit to Britain made an indecent comment. Last month Rahul Gandhi visited England and during a gathering he said that Veer Savarkar wrote in his book that once his 5-6 friends beat a Muslim person and Veer Savarkar enjoyed watching it. But it has not been mentioned anywhere in any of his books.
Assam CM also threatened to file a case
The Congress has also approached the court to challenge the case, where the hearing is scheduled to take place on April 13. Besides, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma has also threatened to file a defamation case against Rahul Gandhi in a post on social media.