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CM: Judiciary under pressure, Modi surname remark by Rahul was just ‘political’ comment

Bharatpur: Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday claimed the judiciary is under pressure and the Modi surname remark over which a Gujarat court sentenced Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to two years in jail was just a “political” comment.

But at the same time, the Congress veteran said he has faith in the Judiciary and the right verdict will come in time an apparent reference to the possibility of a higher court overturning the ruling.

Gehlot alleged that the BJP government at the Centre was also misusing agencies like the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Enforcement Directorate.

“Today there is pressure on Judiciary, pressure on Election Commissions, ED, Income Tax, CBI, which are premium agencies and their credibility used to be huge, are being misused. When such an atmosphere prevails, such rulings are made every ruling (faisla) is influenced,” he said.

“I have full faith in judiciary that the right decision will be taken in the coming time,” the chief minister said.
A court in Surat in Gujarat on Thursday sentenced Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to two years in jail in a 2019 criminal defamation case filed against him over his “Modi surname” remarks.

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