Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has appealed his conviction in a defamation case related to comments he made about the surname “Modi” in 2019. Gandhi filed the appeal in the Local Court of Surat and was granted bail until April 13th, the day of the next hearing. If his conviction is overturned, his Lok Sabha membership may be restored.
The case was brought against Gandhi by a member of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after his comments sparked controversy. The BJP has been in power since 2014, while the Congress has been attempting to make a comeback by criticizing the government’s policies.
The court’s ruling is still pending, but this development has renewed public interest in the case.