The petition, which is listed for hearing on Thursday before the bench headed by Justice Dipak Mishra, has also challenged the constitutional validity of the penal provisions dealing with defamation.

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Gandhi's plea  seeking to quash the complaint filed by RSS activist Rajesh Kunte before a magisterial court in Bhiwandi in Thane district of Maharashtra was rejected by the Bombay High Court on March 10.

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It was alleged by the RSS activist that the Congress leader had said at a rally during last year's Lok Sabha poll that a worker of the saffron outfit killed Mahatma Gandhi.

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