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Rahul in Maha; to appear in court today

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

will appear before a court in the adjoining district today in connection with a defamation case filed against him by a (RSS) worker.

Gandhi arrived in this morning on a two-day visit to

He will appear before the court at Bhiwandi in at 11 am today, a earlier said.

The court had on May 2 asked Gandhi to appear before it today to record his plea in the defamation case filed by RSS worker in 2014.

Kunte had filed the case after watching Rahul Gandhi's speech at an election rally in which he had claimed that the RSS was behind the killing of

"The RSS people had killed (Mahatma) Gandhi," the had allegedly said in the rally.

During his two-day visit to Maharashtra, is also expected to address party workers and interact with its corporators in the

Tomorrow, he is scheduled to meet the kin of Dadaji Khobragade, the rural inventor who revolutionised rice farming, at Chandrapur in Vidarbha, before returning to

Khobragade, 78, died earlier this month after a

Contrary to media reports, Rahul Gandhi's itinerary doesn't mention any meeting with NCP supremo Sharad Pawar, the said.

"Top leaders (of both the parties) can meet any time. But no such meeting is on the agenda today," he said.

"Rahulji will appear before the court in the morning, address party workers in the afternoon and interact with Congress corporators about Mumbai's civic issues," the added.

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 11:00 IST