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The verdict will come today i.e. on July 7, on the plea for a stay on the sentence of Rahul Gandhi in the defamation case related to the Modi surname remark. According to the list released by the High Court on Thursday, Justice Hemant Prachhak’s court will give its verdict at 11 am on Friday. Earlier, Rahul had filed a review petition seeking a stay on his sentence.
In fact, in March 2019, in connection with the remarks made by Rahul Gandhi regarding the Modi surname, the Surat court sentenced him to two years under section 504. After this, Rahul’s Lok Sabha membership also went away. In such a situation, if the decision comes in favor of Rahul from the High Court, then the way will be paved for the restoration of the Congress leader’s membership of Parliament.
Interim relief not received in May
Earlier, Justice Prachchak had refused to grant interim relief to Rahul Gandhi while hearing his petition in May. He had said that he would pass the final order after the summer vacation.