Gandhi Set to Address the Masses Against Demonetisation After being Granted a Bail.
Congress VP Rahul Gandhi, who was guilty of accusing RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) members for assassinating ‘Father of the Nation’ was granted a bail by Mumbai’s Bhiwandi Court on Wednesday in a defamation case filed by one of the RSS members. Gandhi, who refused to apologise for his virulent remarks was let off on bail on former Home Minister Shivraj Patil’s personal surety. He’ll reappear for next hearing on January 30, a date that coincidentally coincides with the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi in 1948. However, it seems that some people never learn. Gandhi, who was just let off the hook, went on to issue aggressive statements in public accusing PM Narendra Modi for banning Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes.
Major Highlights of the Case
- March 6, 2014: Addressing a rally at Sonawale before 2014 general elections, Rahul had claimed “Those who had killed Gandhiji and today their people (BJP) talk of him. They opposed Sardar Patel and Gandhiji“. Following his speech, a defamation case was filed against him by RSS workers.
- Chiding Gandhi for his ‘collective denunciation’, the apex court suggested him to either apologise or appear in the court for trial when he filed a petition against the defamation lawsuit.
- September 1, 2014: Sticking firm on his stand, Rahul expressed his readiness to face the trial when the Supreme Court refused to intervene with the criminal proceedings pending in lower court.
- Later, he re-filed a petition in the SC against summons issued by the trial court. Earlier, he had also approached Bombay High Court that apparently refused to repeal the defamation case.
- Declining his plea, the SC ordered him to participate in court proceedings at Bhiwandi.
Proceedings at Mumbai
While Rahul appeared before the Bhiwandi Court, his party workers protested outside against the killers of Mahatma Gandhi, that is RSS members. In the meantime, the cops beefed up security measures at the magistrate court premises. After getting a bail, Gandhi went on to address a public meeting outside the court premises.
In his speech, he is expected to raise important points against PM Modi’s demonetization. Here are some snippets from (Asia News International) ANI’s Twitter handle highlighting his activities at Mumbai.
- According to Rahul, Modi government will seize public’s hard-earned money to fill the pockets of big industrialists. Therefore, the opposition is determined to raise this issue in the Parliament.
We will raise this issue in parliament; you will see that money he acquires from you,will be used to fill pockets of industrialists: RGandhi pic.twitter.com/MOiCjfFykJ
— ANI (@ANI_news) November 16, 2016
- Gandhi attempted to gauge the reaction of people standing in ATM queues at Vakola.
— ANI (@ANI_news) November 16, 2016
Tweets by Rahul Gandhi’s Office:
- ‘Do we see any black money holder in lines outside banks’, says Rahul.
लाइनों में बड़े लोग दिखाई दे रहे हैं? लाइनों में गरीब लोग,छोटे दुकानदार और सरकारी कर्मचारी दिखाई दे रहे, क्या ये लोग चोर हैं?
— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) November 15, 2016
Yes, we did see him in a queue outside New Delhi bank, where he arrived in a luxury car to submit Rs. 4,000. Rahul supposedly forgot about his personal escapades. While the countrymen are left to deal with the implications of Centre’s demonetization, members from UPA and NDA will appear in Rajya Sabha to mull over currency crises prevailing in the country. We just hope that after all this confusion, something good will come out in the public’s favour.