Rahul Gandhi Granted Bail by Bengaluru Court in Defamation Case Filed by Karnataka BJP

Rahul Gandhi Granted Bail by Bengaluru Court in Defamation Case Filed by Karnataka BJP

 A Bengaluru court granted Congress leader Rahul Gandhi bail on Friday, June 7, 2024, in a defamation case filed against him by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The case stems from allegations of issuing “defamatory” advertisements in mainstream newspapers against the previous BJP-led government in Karnataka ahead of the 2023 Karnataka Assembly elections.

Background

The BJP accused Rahul Gandhi of defaming the party through a campaign known as “PayCM”. The advertisements targeted the BJP’s governance and policies during their tenure in the state. The case gained prominence due to its political implications and the high-profile involvement of both parties.

Court Proceedings

The special court in Bengaluru considered the allegations and evidence presented by both sides. After careful deliberation, the court granted bail to Rahul Gandhi. The bail was secured based on the security furnished by fellow Congress leader DK Suresh.

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BJP’s Allegations

The BJP contended that the advertisements were false and aimed at tarnishing the party’s image. They argued that such defamatory content had a detrimental impact on their reputation and electoral prospects.

Rahul Gandhi’s Response

Rahul Gandhi maintained that the advertisements were part of legitimate political discourse. He emphasized the importance of freedom of expression and the right to criticize government policies.

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