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Rahul Gandhi to face trial in RSS defamation case

Congress president Rahul Gandhi will face trial in a defamation case filed against him by an RSS worker, with a court here in Maharashtra on Tuesday framing charges against him even as he pleaded not guilty.

The 47-year-old Congress leader appeared before civil judge A I Sheikh in Bhiwandi, who read out the charges levelled against him and also the statement of the complainant Rajesh Kunte.

Kunte had filed the case in 2014 after watching Gandhi’s speech at an election rally in which he had claimed that the RSS was behind the killing of Mahatma Gandhi.