Defamation case : Rahul Gandhi to appear in court on Oct 10

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to appear before a magisterial court here on Thursday to defend himself in a criminal defamation case filed against him for saying why all thieves share the Modi surname during the Lok Sabha poll campaign this year. Gujarat Congress president Amit Chavda on Tuesday held a meeting with local party leaders in view of Gandhi's upcoming visit.

He told media persons that the former Congress president would appear before the court here on October 10. "Rahulji will be accorded a grand welcome by our party workers on the entire route  from the airport to the court," Chavda said.