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By Newsgram Staff Writer

The people who have been missing Rahul Gandhi now have a date to look forward to for his arrival. This time if Gandhi scion doesn’t make an appearance on or before May 8, he will be facing a legal action.

A Bhiwandi court in Maharashtra has summoned Congress Vice President for his remarks against the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), while addressing an election rally in the state, blaming the outfit for assassination of Mahatma Gandhi. The Gandhi scion has been asked by the court to appear before it on May 8.

In an earlier decision, the Bombay High Court had dismissed Rahul’s petition for quashing the defamation case filed against him by a saffron outfit functionary. The court had observed that the Amethi MP “prima facie” intended to harm the RSS reputation by allegedly blaming it for Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination.

“RSS people killed Gandhiji and today their people (BJP) talk of him…They opposed Sardar Patel and Gandhiji,” Rahul had said while addressing a public rally in Thane district on March 06, 2014.

In response to the alleged statement made by Rahul Gandhi, a criminal complaint was filed by Rajesh Kunte, Secretary of RSS unit at Bhiwandi, a powerloom town near Thane. In his complaint to the court, Kunte had said the remarks were defamatory and sought action against the Congress leader. BJP had earlier complained to Election Commission against the Congress vice president regarding this matter as well.

In the public rally at Thane, Rahul also ridiculed senior BJP leaders for claiming credit for introducing computers in India. He claimed that the Congress leader attributed technological advancement in the country to late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and technocrat Sam Pitroda.

“When it comes to computers, it was Rajiv Gandhi, Sam Pitroda and other young leaders, (who brought it in India),” Rahul said. He also said, then the most senior opposition leaders in Parliament had questioned saying why was Rajiv Gandhi talking about computers.

“They had said India doesn’t need computers as it would snatch away jobs. Look what happened, computers have changed India. After 10 years, the same leaders said it was they who gave computers and telecom to India.

“Similarly, after five-ten years, they will say NREGA and RTI were their creation,” Rahul had said in the rally at Thane districit.

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A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara went to Pakistan because of the lack of vision of Congress leaders of that time, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said Modi was now raising questions about Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

Taking a dig at the Prime Minister, Gandhi said Modi was finally speaking what is in his heart and he could go to any lengths to prove he was better than others.

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“Now Prime Minister Modi is raising questions at Sardar Patel saying that Kartarpur went to Pakistan due to lack of ‘soojh bhoojh’ (resourcefulness) of the Congress leaders of that time,” he said in a Facebook post in Hindi.

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“Modiji is finally speaking what is on his mind. That he could go to any lengths and can even demean Gandhi and Patel to prove that he is better than others,”  Rahul Gandhi said.

Modi had on Tuesday said that Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara, one of the holiest Sikh shrines, went to Pakistan because of the lack of vision of Congress leaders. He said correcting Congress mistakes was his destiny. (IANS)