On Tuesday, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi has announced that he will register a defamation case against Congress National Chief Rahul Gandhi for his accused “all thieves have Modi in their surnames” remarks.

Mr. Modi said, “I will file a defamation case against Rahul Gandhi in Patna High Court within two days.”

He also claimed that Mr. Gandhi has hurt the sentiments of crores of people, who use the title “Modi”. The Deputy Chief Minister continued, “He (Rahul Gandhi) has referred to crores of people with ”Modi” surname as ‘chor’ and hurt their sentiments.”

The BJP leader has asked if it was a crime to use the surname ‘Modi’, quoted saying, “Is it a crime to have ‘Modi’ as a surname?”

On Monday, during a public address in Maharashtra, Mr. Gandhi has asked how come all “thieves” have ‘Modi’ as their common surname as he attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi of corruption.

The Congress National Chief had asked, “But tell me one thing…Nirav Modi, Lalit Modi, Narendra Modi…how come they all have Modi as a common name. How come all the thieves have Modi as the common name?”

Earlier, BJP lawmaker Meenakshi Lekhi has plea the top court for criminal contempt action against Rahul Gandhi over his remarks welcoming the order of Supreme Court in Rafale fighter jets deal.

In reply, the Supreme Court has asked to issue a show cause notice to Mr. Gandhi. The contempt petition has alleged the Congress Chief of misquoting the order when he said the Supreme Court had accepted that “chowkidar” (a reference to PM Narendra Modi), is a “chor” (thief).

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