Returning from Patna court, Rahul Gandhi drops in at restaurant for a meal

Returning from Patna court, Rahul Gandhi drops in at restaurant for a meal
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Diners at a city restaurant were pleasantly surprised on Saturday when Congress leader Rahul Gandhi walked in to have a quick bite.

After appearing before a court here and getting bail in a defamation case filed by Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, Gandhi was on his way back to the airport to catch his return flight.

However, midway, Gandhi who was flanked by senior Congress leaders like AICC spokesman Shaktisinh Gohil, state party chief Madan Mohan Jha and Rajya Sabha member Akhilesh Prasad Singh said he was feeling hungry and wanted to have a plate of dosa.

The cavalcade subsequently pulled up close to Maurya Lok market complex and the leaders walked to one of the restaurants famous for serving south Indian delicacies.

Sources said the Congress leader, who stepped down as the party's national president recently, taking moral responsibility for the debacle in Lok Sabha polls, ordered dosa along with coffee which he enjoyed in a leisurely manner before heading towards the airport.

Several people clicked snapshots of the leader having his meal from a distance that the SPG which looks after Gandhi's security permitted, the sources said.

The Bihar Deputy CM had filed the defamation case against the then Congress president in April this year alleging that he was aggrieved by a speech delivered by Gandhi in a Maharashtra district wherein he had made the remark "why is it that all thieves have the surname Modi".

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