Facing the consequences for his 'Modi Chor ' remark, ex-Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi is set to appear before the Patna civil court on July 6 after he was summoned by the court. He faces a defamation suit filed by Bihar deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi on April 13, alleging that Gandhi's remark -' Saare Modi Chor hai', has insulted the Modi Community.
During the Lok Sabha election campaign, while adressing a rally in Karnataka, the recently resigned Congress president while taking a jibe at Prime Minister Modi, had reportedly said:
"“I have a question. Why do all thieves have Modi in their names — whether it is Nirav Modi, Lalit Modi or Narendra Modi? We don’t know how many more such Modis will come out.”
Following this remark, Sushil Modi had expressed his displeasure against Gandhi's remarks maligning the Modi community.
Similarly,a petitioner in Bhopal had also filed a defamation suit over the remark.
“I have faced a lot of insult because of his remark. A lot of people asked if all Modis are thieves and hence I filed the suit,” said Pradeep Modi, the petitioner.
Rahul Gandhi had delivered a major setback to the grand old party after 41 days following the humiliating defeat of the party in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of BJP, by posting his resignation letter on Twitter. In the four-page letter, he said that it would be incorrect for him to select the new person to lead the Congress party, even after his party colleagues suggested to nominate the same.
As per sources, Gandhi loyalist Motilal Vora is likely to be interim Congress president. Sources also say that a faction in the party do not want Vora to lead even on a temporary basis.