Guwahati: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi appeared before a Guwahati court on Thursday in connection with a criminal defamation suit filed by RSS.
Speaking to media, Rahul Gandhi said, "I've been targeted as I speak for poor."
"I am fighting against RSS ideology which divides the country," he added.
Defamation suit by RSS
An RSS volunteer had filed a defamation suit against Gandhi last year and the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Kamrup after examining different witnesses asked Gandhi to appear before the court on September 29.
What's the case?
The case is regarding Gandhi's visit to the Barpeta Satra, a 16th century Vaishnavite monastery on December 12 last year. He was supposed to enter the Satra before taking part in a road show, organised nearby, but did not do so and instead hit the road show directly.
Later in New Delhi, he told media persons that some RSS workers prevented him from entering the Satra.
He also alleged that the RSS have incited the local women to prevent him from entering the Satra.