Senior BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad criticized the Congress in the wake of the Surat court’s judgement against Rahul Gandhi for his 2019 remark about “Modi surnames.”

Ravi Shankar Prasad, a senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), stated that if Rahul Gandhi has the right to ‘disrespect’ or ‘abuse’ someone, then anybody who is ‘appalled’ by it has the right to initiate a defamation suit against him.

Prasad was alluding to a tweet the Congressman sent referencing Mahatma Gandhi after a Surat court sentenced him to two years for his 2019 statement about the ‘Modi surname’

According to quote the BJP member: "Congress wants Rahul Gandhi to shout slurs." 2023 2

BJP MP: Rahul Gandhi should “utter insults” at Congress.

“According to Indian law, if a person or organization has been defamed by defamatory statements, abusive, scurrilous, or scandalous comments, he has the right to seek redress, however the Congress objects to this,” a BJP representative stated at a news conference.

Rahul Gandhi was sentenced by a Surat court for his remark in Karnataka during the 2019 Lok Sabha election, in which he questioned why “all thieves have Modi surnames.” The judgement has been postponed for 30 days as the Congress representative prepares an appeal.

The BJP representative further said that the Congress wanted Rahul Gandhi to have “full freedom” to speak insults. “The country will continue to be governed by law,” he continued.

In response to the Surat court’s judgment, which discusses “truth and nonviolence,” Rahul Gandhi posted a Mahatma Gandhi quote.

The BJP has demanded an apology from Rahul Gandhi for his recent comments about Indian democracy made during his visit to the United Kingdom. This problem has caused continual interruptions to the present Budget session.

Leaders of the opposition have also criticized the ruling of the Surat court, stating that it would not “suppress the voices (of those) who speak for the people and refuse to be ji-huzoor of the regime.”