The Kamrup metropolitan court in Assam on Saturday summoned Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi in a defamation case against him over his remark on the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
Rahul has been asked to appear before the court on September 29.
A magisterial court had on August 2 its decision on whether to issue summons to Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi.
An RSS volunteer Anjan Bora had filed a criminal defamation case against Gandhi in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Kamrup, claiming he had tarnished the organisation’s image by saying he was not allowed by its members to enter Barpeta Satra, a 16th century Vaishnavite monastery, in Assam on December 12, 2015.
Bora said Gandhi was supposed to go to the Satra but he did not do so and instead took part in a padayatra. Two days later on December 14 Gandhi told a press conference in Delhi that he had tried to enter the Satra but was prevented from doing so by its elected members and RSS supporters.