New Delhi, Mar 30: A Bhiwandi court in Maharashtra summoned Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi to appear before it on May 8 for his remarks against the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and blaming the outfit for assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.
As per an IBN report, "Rahul's advocate filed an application before the Bhiwandi court saying Rahul has taken leave from Parliament. His advocate has assured court that when required he will present himself before the court and he will appear in the next hearing."
Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi had earlier while addressing a rally blaming RSS for assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.
He also ridiculed senior BJP leaders for claiming credit for introducing computers in India.
"RSS people killed Gandhiji and today their people (BJP) talk of him...They opposed Sardar Patel and Gandhiji," Rahul said while addressing a public rally here in Thane district.
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.
A complaint was filed by Rajesh Kunte, Secretary of RSS unit at Bhiwandi after Rahul Gandhi's such remarks.
In his complaint to the court, Kunte said the remarks were defamatory and sought action against the Congress leader.
BJP has already moved the Election Commission against the Congress Vice President.
"I registered a criminal complaint against Rahul Gandhi with the First Class Magistrate Court at Bhiwandi. Through his speech, he has harmed the reputation of our organisation. The remarks were made with an ulterior motive," Kunte said.
(With inputs from agencies)