The Congress party is going to get in deep trouble after what happened today. The seriousness of the trouble is to such an extent that may be the party president Rahul Gandhi won’t have ever imagined. The repercussion of this could be even that Congress President Rahul Gandhi won’t be able to contest in upcoming LokSabha Elections in 2019.
Well!! What to say? If it will happen, It’s no one else fault but it will take place only due to blunders created by Congress President Rahul Gandhi himself.
Today the Congress party president pleaded not guilty in the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) defamation case at Bhiwandi court in Maharashtra and the court framed charges against the Congress President and even allowed a summons trial to take place in connection with the matter. He has been charged under section 499 and 500 of the Indian Penal Code.
Although the Congress President says “It makes no difference to me” but in reality, he doesn’t recognize the weightage of its after effects. It can make a larger difference to him. He can be jailed for it upto two years or more and if it happens, he will not be able to fight for the upcoming LokSabha Elections in 2019.
According to BJP MP Dr Subramanian Swamy, “He should be jailed for it. To accuse someone of murder when he or she has nothing to do with it, and especially an organization which is being volunteered by millions of people… There is no reference for the accusation in the FIR of the murder of Mahatma Gandhi, and not even in the court judgments. There is no base other that Jawaharlal Nehru’s short ban that Sardar Patel lived in.”
Throwing light on how stringent the punishment of defamation can be BJP MP Dr Subramanian Swamy said, “It is a prescribed method of 2 years which means he will not be able to contest the Lok Sabha elections if he is convicted, even if he goes and appeals and the appeal is pending.” He added. He will be arrested and produced in court to face these charges, and then the court has to decide whether to give him bail or send him to jail.
Also, According to Section 499 of the Indian Penal Code “Whoever, by words either spoken or intended to be read, or by signs or by visible representations, makes or publishes any imputation concerning any person intending to harm, or knowing or having reason to believe that such imputation will harm, the reputation of such person, is said, except in the cases hereinafter expected, to defame that person. ”
Again, section 500, which also talks about defamation states, “Whoever defames another shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.”
A defamation case was filed against the Congress chief by a local RSS functionary, Rajesh Kunte, for giving a statement in his election rally on March 6, 2014, saying that the right-wing organization is behind the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi. In September 2016, Rahul withdrew his petition filed in the Supreme Court challenging the case and said he would face the trial. This came after the apex court refused to interfere with the criminal proceedings pending against him before the trial court.
Rahul Gandhi has dug a grave for himself. Now he has to pay for his deeds of insulting the disciplined organization and defaming it by laying the false allegations.
Source : Republic World