Ahmedabad: Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi will appear before an Ahmedabad court in connection with a defamation case. BJP corporator from Khadi (Ahmedabad) Krishnavadan Brahmbhatt had filed a case after Rahul had referred to BJP chief Amit Shah as “murder accused”.

Rahul is entering the premises of a court fourth time in one month. He is appearing in the case of derogatory comments against Shah made during a Lok Sabha election rally  in Madhya Pradesh in April.

Attacking the BJP president, Rahul had said, "Murder accused BJP chief Amit Shah. Wah, kya shaan hai! (Wow, what a glory!)."

In 2014, a special court discharged Shah in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Tulsiram Prajapati fake encounter killing cases, holding there existed "no case" against him and that he had been implicated for "political reasons".

Reacting to the same, Shah had said, "Let me tell you the gist of the order. I was slapped with a fake case and the court has already passed its order that it was a politically motivated allegation and was without any evidence. I don't want to make any comment on the legal knowledge of Rahul Gandhi."

Also criticising Shah's son Jay Shah, Rahul had said, "Have you heard Jay Shah's name? He is a magician, he made Rs. 50,000 into Rs. 80 crore in 3 months."

Last week, a Patna court had granted bail to Rahul in connection with a defamation case over his 'all thieves have Modi surname' remark. The case was filed by Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Modi. Rahul was released on Rs 10,000 surety amount.

Meanwhile, Rahul had alleged that he was being targeted for raising his voice against the Narendra Modi government and the BJP-RSS combine, and vowed to continue his fight.

The Wayanad MP's attacks came as he addressed campaign rallies at Sihora and Shahdol in Madhya Pradesh.

Addressing election rallies in Madhya Pradesh, Rahul had also launched a no-holds-barred attack on PM Modi over the Rafale deal, saying an inquiry will be instituted into it if the Congress came to power.

* With inputs from PTI