A day after stepping down from the Congress President post, Rahul Gandhi on Thursday vowed to fight “10 times more” than what he did in the past years. Speaking to media after appearing in a Mumbai court, Rahul Gandhi said, ‘I will fight 10 times harder than I did in the last 5 years’.
Rahul Gandhi on Thursday morning arrived in Mumbai to appear in the court in connection with a Defamation Case filed against him for accusing BJP-Ideology behind the Murder of Gauri Lankesh. The case was filed by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activist Dhrutiman Joshi.
At the hearing, the Congress MP from Wayanad pleaded “not guilty” to the charges and was granted bail on a surety of Rs 15,000. Former MP Eknath Gaikwad has given surety for Rahul Gandhi. The court has posted the matter for hearing on September 21.
Responding to a query by a scribe over Court hearing, Gandhi said, ‘I did not say anything in court, I had to appear. It’s a fight of ideology, I am standing with the poor & farmers. ‘Aakraman ho raha hai, mazaa aa raha hai’.
Replying to a question about his resignation, Rahul Gandhi, ‘he had stated in his letter released yesterday whatever he wanted to say’.
#WATCH Rahul Gandhi after appearing in a Mumbai court in a defamation case: I didn't say anything in court,I had to appear. It's a fight of ideology,I'm standing with the poor & farmers.'Aakraman ho raha hai, mazaa aa raha hai'. I'll fight 10 times harder than I did in last 5 yrs pic.twitter.com/AoeQJfdTBU
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Earlier on Wednesday, Rahul Gandhi officially resigned from the party Top Post saying as president of the Congress party he is responsible for the loss of the 2019 elections. He added that accountability is critical for the future growth of our party. It is for this reason that I have resigned as Congress president.
It is an honor for me to serve the Congress Party, whose values and ideals have served as the lifeblood of our beautiful nation. I owe the country and my organization a debt of tremendous gratitude and love. Jai Hind’, said Rahul Gandhi in a tweet while attaching a four-page letter.
In the National polls that concluded on May 23, the Congress put a flop show and won 52 seats, which is only 8 more than it got in 2014 national polls. It has also lost some of its strongholds across the country including Rahul Gandhi’s Amethi in Uttar Pradesh and Jyotiraditya Scindia‘s Guna in Madhya Pradesh.
Rahul Gandhi, soon after the poll outcome, had on May 25 offered to step down from his post at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting.