New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tweeted Mahatma Gandhi’s quotes, “My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God, and non-violence the means to get it.”
This comes after Surat District Court sentenced Congress MP Rahul Gandhi to two years’ imprisonment in a criminal defamation case filed against him over his alleged ‘Modi surname’ remark today (March 23, Thursday).
Later, he was granted bail by the court.
मेरा धर्म सत्य और अहिंसा पर आधारित है। सत्य मेरा भगवान है, अहिंसा उसे पाने का साधन।
– महात्मा गांधी
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) March 23, 2023
On Rahul Gandhi’s plea, the Surat court suspended the two-year jail term sentence for 30 days.
सजा के ऐलान के बाद राहुल को कोर्ट से तुरंत 30 दिन की जमानत भी मिली
— AajTak (@aajtak) March 23, 2023
The judgement of the court was welcomed by BJP MLA Purnesh Modi, who filed the complaint against Congress MP Rahul Gandhi over his ‘Modi surname’ remark.
— ANI (@ANI) March 23, 2023
Reacting to the judgment, Congress leader and Rahul Gandhi’s sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra tweeted that the whole machinery of scared power is trying to suppress the voice of Rahul Gandhi by imposing prices, punishment, and discrimination.
She said her brothers have never been afraid, nor will they ever be.
“Have lived speaking the truth, will continue to speak the truth. Will continue to raise the voice of the people of the country,” she said in a Tweet.
The power of truth and the love of crores of countrymen are with him.
डरी हुई सत्ता की पूरी मशीनरी साम, दाम, दंड, भेद लगाकर @RahulGandhi जी की आवाज को दबाने की कोशिश कर रही है।
मेरे भाई न कभी डरे हैं, न कभी डरेंगे। सच बोलते हुए जिये हैं, सच बोलते रहेंगे। देश के लोगों की आवाज उठाते रहेंगे।
सच्चाई की ताकत व करोड़ों देशवासियों का प्यार उनके साथ है।
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) March 23, 2023
Shaheed Bhagat Singh ji also did not apologize for the fight for the truth for the country and chose the punishment!
Rahul Gandhi embraced punishment but did not apologize for telling the truth!
— Srinivas BV (@srinivasiyc) March 23, 2023
What is wrong in calling Nirav Modi chor?
What is wrong in saying Lalit Modi, Mehul Choksi, Mallya were allowed to escape?
What is wrong in telling the truth that PM Modi allowed this?
Rahul Gandhi is a truth warrior. He will never shy away from saying it.
Rahul is COURAGE. https://t.co/xiMLkxyWI9
— Srivatsa (@srivatsayb) March 23, 2023
Here is what Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said after Surat Cout pronounced Rahul Gandhi guilty.
ग़ैर बीजेपी नेताओं और पार्टियों पर मुक़दमे करके उन्हें ख़त्म करने की साज़िश हो रही है
हमारे कांग्रेस से मतभेद हैं मगर राहुल गांधी जी को इस तरह मानहानि मुक़दमे में फ़साना ठीक नहीं। जनता और विपक्ष का काम है सवाल पूछना। हम अदालत का सम्मान करते हैं पर इस निर्णय से असहमत हैं
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) March 23, 2023
With all due respect to judiciary, Sh. Rahul Gandhi’s conviction is excessive and will have far reaching consequences. This non-stop targeting of opposition leaders is condemnable&it won’t silence the voices who speak for the people& refuse to be ji huzoor of the government.
— Priyanka Chaturvedi?? (@priyankac19) March 23, 2023
Rahul Gandhi made the remarks in 2019 in Karnataka’s Kolar.
Rahul Gandhi pretends to Bharat Jodo Yatra but is real intention is Bharat Todo. By targeting one particular community Rahul Gandhi only wants to create differences among communities. His speech for which he’s been convicted today. ?? pic.twitter.com/565VhTBgwD
— Amit Kumar (@AMIT_GUJJU) March 23, 2023