Rahul stay plea rejected by Sessions Court

The Surat sessions court on April 20 rejected Rahul Gandhi's appeal seeking a stay and suspension of the lower court order which convicted him in the 2019 defamation case and sentenced him to two years in jail.

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The Surat sessions court on April 20  rejected Rahul Gandhi’s appeal seeking a stay and suspension of the lower court order which convicted him in the 2019 defamation case and sentenced him to two years in jail. The sessions court heard both sides on April 13 and reserved the verdict for April 20. If the court today stayed or suspended Rahul Gandhi’s conviction, the Congress leader could have been reinstated in Parliament.

The Surat sessions court on Thursday rejected Rahul Gandhi’s appeal seeking a stay and suspension of the lower court order which convicted him in the 2019 defamation case and sentenced him to two years in jail. The sessions court heard both sides on April 13 and reserved the verdict for April 20. If the court today stayed or suspended Rahul Gandhi’s conviction, the Congress leader could have been reinstated in Parliament.

Congress communications incharge Jairam Ramesh took to Twitter to say: “We will continue to avail all options still available to us under the law. @DrAMSinghvi (Dr Abhishek Manu Singhvi) will brief the media on Rahul Gandhi’s appeal at 4pm.”