Today Rahul Gandhi Congress President will appear before a court in adjoining Thane district in connection with a defamation case filed against him by a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker.
He arrived in Mumbai this morning on a two-day visit to Maharashtra and will appear before the court at Bhiwandi in Thane at 11 am.
On May 2 the court had asked Gandhi to appear before it today to record his plea in the defamation case filed by RSS worker Rajesh Kunte in 2014.
Rajesh Kunte had filled the case after watching Rahul Gandhi’s speech at an election rally in which he had alleged that the RSS was behind the killing of Mahatma Gandhi.
During his two-day visit to Maharashtra, Gandhi will interact with its corporators in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation and scheduled to meet the kin of Dadaji Khobragade, the rural inventor who revolutionised rice farming, at Chandrapur in Vidarbha, before returning to Delhi.