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'They will say I am wiping my nose...': Rahul Gandhi to Kharge after party meet

Mar 24, 2023 12:26 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi is facing a storm as he stands to be disqualified from the Lok Sabha as he has been convicted in the 2019 defamation case over ‘Modi surname’

A day after being convicted by a Surat court in a 2019 defamation case, Rahul Gandhi on Friday was present in Parliament to attend a meeting of the party at Mallikarjun Kharge's chamber. As Sonia Gandhi, who was also present at the meeting, Mallikarjun Kharge and Rahul Gandhi exited after the meeting ended, Rahul Gandhi was seen helping Kharge at the stairs. "If I touch you now, they will say I am wiping my nose on your back. have you seen that? That I am helping you over there, they are saying I am wiping my nose on you," Rahul Gandhi said.

Rahul Gandhi arrived in Parliament on Friday a day after his conviction in a defamation case. (PTI)
Rahul Gandhi arrived in Parliament on Friday a day after his conviction in a defamation case. (PTI)

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Rahul Gandhi's 'wiping my nose' comment was for the BJP which recently gave a twist to a video of Rahul Gandhi offering Kharge to drop his home. As Rahul Gandhi kept his hand on Kharge's back, the BJP said Rahul Gandhi used Kharge as a 'tissue paper'.

Watch: Rahul Gandhi offers to drop Mallikarjun Kharge home from Parliament

Rahul Gandhi's conviction in defamation case

Rahul Gandhi is facing a storm as he stands to be disqualified from the Lok Sabha as he has been convicted in a defamation case for his comment 'how come all thieves have Modi surname' made in 2019. Rahul Gandhi did not apologise for the comment. His counsel said the comment did not hurt anyone, not the complainant Gujarat minister Purnesh Modi.

Rahul Gandhi defamation: Major political row

The BJP which has been seeking an apology from Rahul Gandhi for his recent comments in the UK has welcomed the court verdict and accused Rahul Gandhi of insulting the Teli community that mostly has the Modi surname. BJP president JP Nadda on Friday launched a blistering attack on Rahul Gandhi and said Rahul Gandhi in his 2019 comment showed a pathetic and casteist mind.

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge condemned JP Nadda for dragging the caste angle in it while Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh said JP Nadda only defended Nirav Modi and Lalit Modi. "This truth had to come out and now it has. Thank you Naddaji for your honesty. Now please show some honesty on Adani too," Jairam Ramesh said.

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