NEW DELHI, March 24: After a Surat court sentenced Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to two years in prison in a libel case for his comment on the “surname Modi” made in 2019, Congress plans to hold a march of solidarity against the verdict, said the general secretary of the party. KC Venugopal on Thursday.
“We have analyzed the situation. The verdict was so unfortunate as far as the Congress Party is concerned. We will hold a solidarity march for the Congress Party. We are looking for an appointment with the President. From the 1st onwards when Rahul Gandhi raised the Adani’s issue, the Indian government side came to stop him. They don’t want Rahul Gandhi to speak in Parliament. They are varying all options to stop his voice,” Venugopal told ANI.
“But Rahul Gandhi and the Congress Party will talk. This problem is not because of Rahul Gandhi. It is because the atmosphere in the country is like this. All the opposition is being suppressed. I am happy that the parties are showing solidarity,” Venugopal added. A Surat court on Thursday sentenced Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to two years in prison in a libel case brought against him for his remark about the “surname Modi” made in 2019 during an election rally for the elections. of Lok Sabha.
The court approved Rahul Gandhi’s bail with security and suspended the sentence for 30 days to allow him to approach the higher courts. While BJP leaders attacked Rahul Gandhi after the verdict saying that anything he says negatively affects the Congress party and the country, Congress leaders said the BJP government was trying to suppress Rahul Gandhi’s voice and that will. move to higher courts against the verdict. Congressional leaders also alleged that the judiciary is under pressure.