Barpeta Satra case: Rahul Gandhi appears before court in Guwahati
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday appeared before a local court in Guwahati in connection with a defamation case filed against him by an RSS worker.
After appearing in the court, the Congress VP slammed the RSS and similar forces who want to bring ‘division’ in the country.
Talking to the reporters outside the court, Gandhi said, “My fight is against unemployment and for the poor farmers of the country. They (RSS) want to stop me by putting such fake cases against me. But I’m not scared and will keep on fighting. I’m against all such forces which divide the country”.
Gandhi appeared at the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Kamrup, in Guwahati. The case is regarding his visit to the Barpeta Satra, a 16th century Vaishnavite monastery, on December 12 last year. Gandhi was supposed to enter the Satra before taking part in a road show, organised nearby, but did not do so and instead hit the road show directly.
Later, Gandhi alleged that the RSS stopped him from entering the holy shrine. The RSS volunteer filed the defamation suit against Gandhi alleging him of “misconduct and false propaganda thereby tarnishing the image of the Satra and RSS”.