Rahul Gandhi Defamation Case: On Monday, Rahul Gandhi's lawyer filed an appeal. The next hearing of the case will be on April 13. Rahul Gandhi Defamation Case:The decision of the lower court has been challenged by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in the sessions court of Surat. Surat court granted bail to Rahul Gandhi on Monday (April 3). Now the next hearing will be held on 13 April. It is not necessary for Rahul Gandhi to be present in the next hearing. The Surat court has asked the defendants in the defamation case against Rahul Gandhi to file their reply by April 10. Rahul Gandhi also reached Surat court for the hearing. Along with Rahul Gandhi, his sister and Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also reached Surat. Along with this, the Chief Ministers of three Congress-ruled states and other senior leaders of the party also reached Gujarat. On March 23, the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate HH Verma in Surat convicted Rahul Gandhi and sentenced him to two years imprisonment in a criminal defamation suit filed in connection with a remark made by him regarding the Modi surname. Parliament membership was canceled after the sentence: However, the court also granted bail to Rahul Gandhi on the same day and stayed the execution of his sentence for 30 days, so that he could file an appeal in the higher court. Following the conviction by the Surat court, the Lok Sabha Secretariat issued a notification on 24 March disqualifying Rahul Gandhi from membership of Parliament. BJP leader had given a complaint After being disqualified from the Lok Sabha, Rahul Gandhi will not be able to contest elections for eight years, unless a higher court stays his conviction and sentence. A complaint was filed against Rahul Gandhi by BJP MLA and former Gujarat minister Purnesh Modi for his remark that why all thieves have Modi as their surname.