The Indian Youth Congress (IYC) on Thursday held a symbolic protest near Shastri Bhawan in central Delhi against the verdict of a Surat court sentencing Rahul Gandhi to two years of jail in a defamation case.
The demonstration is in solidarity with Rahul Gandhi, said general secretary in-charge Delhi Coco Padhi.
The protesters were carrying placards and raising slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the presence of police personnel.
श्री राहुल गांधी जी सच के सिपाही हैं और सच कहने के लिए माफी नहीं मांगी बल्कि सजा को चुना!
सत्य के प्रहरी श्री राहुल गांधी जी के समर्थन में हर कार्यकर्ता आखिरी सांस तक खड़ा रहेगा !#GandhiHaiSavarkarNahi pic.twitter.com/rX2wvNQqzi
— Indian Youth Congress (@IYC) March 23, 2023
The court, which held Gandhi guilty under Indian Penal Code sections 499 and 500, also granted him bail and suspended the sentence for 30 days to allow him to appeal in a higher court.