Express regret or face trial: SC tells Rahul Gandhi

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New Delhi, July 19: The Supreme Court on Tuesday made some strong observations while hearing a defamation case against Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, who had alleged blamed the RSS for the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.

"You will have to prove to us what is the public good in this statement," a Bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra and R F Nariman observed.

Express regret: SC tells Rahul Gandhi

The court on Tuesday observed if there is no regret shown and he (Rahul) tries to defend himself then it is better he faces trial. However Rahul Gandhi's counsel had contended that the statement was based on facts and also was part of government records.

However, Rahul Gandhi's counsel then sought two weeks time citing the unavailability of senior counsel, Kapil Sibal. The court then said that this cannot be a ground for adjournment. While posting the matter for July 27, the court observed that no further adjournments would be granted.

Rahul blamed RSS for Mahatma Gandhi's assasination

Rahul Gandhi had allegedly blamed the RSS for the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi during a rally in March last year. After the incident a RSS activist filed a complaint following which a defamation case was filed in Maharashtra and the proceedings of the same had been stayed in the Supreme Court..

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