Supreme Court stays conviction of Rahul Gandhi in defamation case for remark on Modi surname

Gandhi's Lok Sabha membership will stand restored with the stay on his conviction.
Rahul Gandhi and Supreme Court
Rahul Gandhi and Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the conviction and two-year jail term imposed on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi by a Gujarat court in a criminal defamation case for his remark "All thieves have Modi surname" [Rahul Gandhi vs Purnesh Ishwarbhai Modi and anr].

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