New Delhi : Bail granted to Congress Vice-president Rahul Gandhi by a magistrate’s court in Bhiwandi on Wednesday in defamation case for his comment against RSS on Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination, prompted RSS ideologue M G Vaidya to assert that “getting bail is not something big.”
He said since Rahul has chosen not to ask for forgiveness, he shall have to establish in the court his claim of the involvement of the Sangh in the killing of Mahatma Gandhi. It is for Rahul to justify himself while the final decision would be that of the court, Vaidya said.
The Congress sources said the bail was granted to Rahul on the basis of personal surety, fixing the next hearing on January 28. Former Punjab Governor and senior Congress leader Shivraj Patil stood as surety.
The defamation case against Rahul was filed by local RSS functionary Rajesh Kunte on his speech at Bhiwandi on March 6, 2014 during the Lok Sabha elections, objecting to his contention that “the RSS people had killed Gandhi”.
The case came up to the Supreme Court for quashing the notice issued to Rahul, but he withdrew the case and expressed readiness to face the trial after the court refused to interfere with the criminal proceedings against him.