NEW DELHI: Congress has finally shown its faith in the judicial system and it should now also apologise to backward classes for “insulting” them, BJP said on Sunday following reports that Rahul Gandhi will file an appeal against his conviction in a criminal defamation case.
“This is a welcome step. Though delayed, the Congress has shown faith in the judicial system,” BJP national spokesperson Shehzad Poonawalla told reporters at a press conference here.
Replying to a question, he noted that Congress functionaries had been till recently protesting the court’s conviction of Gandhi by wearing black clothes and with “black intentions”.
Though it is worth pondering as to why the Congress took so many days to move a higher court for its “top leader”, when it has done so within hours in some other cases, he said.
Gandhi will on Monday file an appeal before a court in Surat, Gujarat, against his conviction. He is likely to remain present in the sessions court when the plea will be filed challenging the lower court’s order sentencing him to two years in jail, following which he was disqualified as an MP, sources said.
Poonawalla also attacked Bihar CM Nitish Kumar for communal violence at some places in the state following Rama Navami processions and accused him of practising “appeasement” and not acting against accused. RJD rule always brings “jungle raj” and “danga raj,” he alleged.
Source: The Times of India