Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been granted bail in a defamation case filed against him by Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi.
Modi filed the case before the Chief Judicial Magistrate’s (CJM) court in Patna in April taking exception to a snide remark made by Gandhi at an election rally in Karnataka’s Kolar district that all thieves had the surname Modi referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, bank fraud accused Nirav Modi and former Indian Premier League Commissioner Lalit Modi.
The case was referred by CJM Shashikant Roy to ACJM Kumar Gunjan.
Gandhi was granted bail on Saturday by the Pata Court on a surety of Rs. 10,000. Granting the bail, Gandhi said that his fight to save the Constitution will continue and he will go wherever it takes him.
The Congress leader had last visited the capital of Bihar in May when he held a roadshow for actor-turned politician Shatrughan Sinha. Gandhi also resigned from the post of Congress President earlier this week taking moral responsibility for his party’s Lok Sabha election debacle.