Supreme Court to hear on July 21 Rahul Gandhi appeal seeking stay on conviction in defamation case for 'Modi' surname remark

The matter was mentioned by Gandhi's counsel, Senior Advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi today before a bench led by Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud seeking urgent listing.
Rahul Gandhi and Supreme Court
Rahul Gandhi and Supreme Court

The Supreme Court agreed to hear on July 21 the appeal filed by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi challenging the Gujarat High Court's refusal to stay the conviction and two-year jail term imposed on him by a Magistrate court in a criminal defamation case [Rahul Gandhi vs Purnesh Ishwarbhai Modi].

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