• Tuesday, September 27, 2022

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Gandhi denies defaming Hindu group

By: Eastern Eye Staff

INDIA’S opposition leader Rahul Gandhi pleaded not guilty on Tuesday (12) to defaming a powerful Hindu group closely linked to the ruling party of prime minister Narendra Modi. Gandhi will fight charges in court that he defamed the Rashtriya Sway­amsevak Sangh (RSS) organisation when he accused them of “assassinating” Indian independ­ence icon Mahatma Gandhi. A member of the RSS – an umbrella group which is the ideological inspiration for Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) – sued Gandhi for the remarks made in 2014. Gandhi is unrelated to freedom legend Mahatma Gandhi but both hail from Congress, India’s oldest po­litical party.…

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