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Rahul’s 2-year jail term ‘on hold’; hearing against conviction on May 3

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Surat district court on Monday granted bail to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in the Modi surname defamation case.

Gandhi had appealed against his conviction at the distinct court in Surat, Gujarat for which hearing will begin on May 3. The Congress leader’s sentence in the case has been suspended till the disposal of his appeal.

Rahul Gandhi was convicted in the case after a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader filed a case stating that his comment calling those with ‘Modi’ surname thieves was derogatory to Other Backward Classes (OBC).

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