A magistrate's court in Bhiwandi, Maharashtra granted bail to Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday in connection with a defamation case.
The next hearing in the case was fixed for January 28, 2017. The defamation case was filed by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh activist Rajesh Kunte,
Later, addressing a huge crowd of Congress activists in this Muslim-dominated powerloom town, Gandhi said he had come "to fight" an ideological war against the RSS.
Lashing out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Gandhi alleged that in the past one year, Modi had waived off over Rs 110,000 crore loans to a handful of 15 industrialists.
"Now, through demonetisation, he has taken money from each citizens' pockets to give it to these industrialists who are his friends no action has been taken against them we demand action against Modi's friends and those who have hoarded black money," Gandhi said.
He predicted that the money collected from the public after demonetisation of Rs 500 and 1000 currency notes, would go back to the pockets of those 15-20 industrialists and others "within one year".
He asked the large gathering of Congress activists from Mumbai and Thane - "Did you get your Rs 4000? Have you got the indelible ink mark?" to which they disapprovingly roared "NO".
Gandhi pointed out how each and every citizen in the country was suffering today because of demonetisation and have been put to immense hardships.
"But Modi is laughing and crying laughing and crying, although no industrialists or black money hoarder stands in the long queues to exchange their old notes," he said.
This comes after in July, the Supreme Court indicated that Rahul Gandhi will have to face trial in the defamation case filed by Kunte for allegedly accusing the RSS for Mahatma Gandhi's assassination.