The Surat Sessions Court on Monday granted Rahul Gandhi bail until his appeal is disposed of in the defamation case related to his comment during a political campaign in April 2019, where he asked “why all thieves share the Modi surname”.
The next hearing for the case is scheduled for April 13. Although the court did not stay Gandhi’s conviction today, a notice has been given to the complainant, Purnesh Modi, regarding Gandhi’s plea to stay his conviction. Modi has until April 10th to file a response. The court said that Gandhi need not to remain present on next day of hearing.