Gujarat Congress president, Amit Chavda has confirmed that Rahul Gandhi would appear before the Ahmedabad Metropolitan Court on July 12, reports ANI. The matter relates to Ahmadabad District Cooperative Bank.
The DCCB as well as its Chairman Ajaybhai Patel had filed two criminal defamation cases against the Congress leaders-Rahul Gandhi and Randip Surjewala, arguing that due to their defamatory statement in the wake of demonetization, the bank’s business may suffer as depositors may get doubts in their minds.
Rahul and Surjewala had accused the co-op bank of indulging into hanky-panky in the wake of demonetization.
Earlier, in May Rahul Gandhi did not appear in the court seeking adjournment on the ground that the petition filed by the co-op bank and its chairman was in Gujarati and this needed to be translated into English before Rahul could answer it.
He also sought permission of non-appearance as he said he is busy with Jawahar Lal’s death anniversary which fell on the day of hearing.
The matter was posted for July 12 and now the state congress president has says that Rahul would mostly likely be present.