The MP-MLA Court in Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh, has summoned Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to appear on January 6, 2023, regarding a case involving remarks reportedly made against Union Home Minister Amit Shah. The court’s summons follows a lawsuit filed by BJP leader Vijay Mishra on August 4, 2018, alleging objectionable comments by Gandhi against Shah.
Media reports state that despite an earlier direction for Gandhi’s appearance on Saturday, he did not attend the court session. Advocate Santosh Pandey, representing Mishra, confirmed the court’s summoning of Gandhi on December 16, which went unattended by the Congress leader.
Pandey highlighted the legal proceedings, mentioning that Judge Yogesh Yadav had reserved the verdict post-arguments on November 18. Subsequently, the court set the next hearing for November 27 and summoned Gandhi to appear on December 16. Mishra, a former chairman of a cooperative bank residing in Hanumanganj, initiated the lawsuit pertaining to the alleged remarks made by Gandhi against Amit Shah.