- Rahul Gandhi appeared in court in Patna over a defamation case
- He was granted bail by the court
- He then ate at a restaurant famous for serving south Indian delicacies
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who was granted bail on Saturday by a court in Patna in a defamation case, visited a restaurant in Maurya Lok Place in the Bihar capital and feasted on South Indian speciality dosa for lunch.
The former Congress president stopped at the restaurant famous for serving south Indian delicacies before he left for the Patna airport. Mr Gandhi was accompanied with senior Congress leaders like AICC spokesman Shaktisinh Gohil, state party chief Madan Mohan Jha and Rajya Sabha member Akhilesh Prasad Singh.
Sources said Mr Gandhi ordered dosa along with coffee which he enjoyed in a leisurely manner, news agency Press Trust of India said. Several people clicked snapshots of the leader having his meal from a distance that the SPG - which looks after Mr Gandhi's security - permitted, the sources added.
पटना में ऐक छोटे से रेस्टोरंट में राहुलजी ने खाना खाया । pic.twitter.com/XHm94gQQZt— Shaktisinh Gohil (@shaktisinhgohil) 6 July 2019
Mr Gandhi had arrived in the city for the hearing of a defamation case filed by Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi for allegedly saying "all thieves have the surname Modi".
Mr Gandhi, the 49-year-old lawmaker from Kerala's Wayanad, had allegedly made the remark at an election rally in Maharashtra.
Addressing a poll rally in Karnataka during the Lok Sabha election campaign in April, Mr Gandhi had said, "I have a question. Why do all the thieves have Modi in their names? Be it Nirav Modi, Lalit Modi or Narendra Modi? We don't know how many more such Modis will come out."
The Patna court ordered the bail for Mr Gandhi on a surety amount of Rs 10,000.
Earlier on Saturday, Mr Gandhi had said he will appear in court for the case filed by his "political opponents" in the BJP-RSS to allegedly "harass and intimidate" him.
Mr Gandhi pleaded 'not guilty' on Saturday as well, and shortly after being granted bail, claimed, "Whoever raises their voice against the Modi government or BJP-RSS is slapped with court cases."
(With inputs from ANI and PTI)
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