Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi was granted bail by a Patna court in connection with a defamation case filed by Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi on Saturday, reports Zee News.
At an election rally at Kolar in Karnataka on 13 April, Gandhi had said, “I have a question. Why do all thieves have Modi in their names, whether be it Nirav Modi, Lalit Modi, and Narendra Modi? We don’t know how many more such Modis will come out.”
Sushil Modi had filed a defamation case against Gandhi over the statement. “Rahul defames and hurts the sentiments of everyone who has the Modi surname,” he said.
The former Congress president was granted bail on two sureties of Rs 10,000 each after he surrendered before Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Kumar Gunjan, who is the judge for special MPs and MLAs court.
Gandhi had also ran into trouble for attributing his “Chowkidar Chor Hai” remark to Supreme Court, for which he had to tender an unconditional apology to the court. Gandhi had said that the remark was made in the high-spirit of election campaigning.