Rahul Gandhi sentenced to jail for Modi 'thieves' remark

Rahul Gandhi sentenced to jail for Modi
# 23 March 2023 13:47 (UTC +04:00)

Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi has been sentenced to two years in prison in a criminal defamation case, APA reports citing BBC.

Mr Gandhi was convicted by the court in Gujarat state for 2019 comments about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's surname during an election rally.

He will not go to jail immediately - he has been given bail for 30 days and can file an appeal against his conviction.

The Congress party MP was present in court for sentencing, which comes a year before general elections are due.