New Delhi: Hours before his appearance in Patna court in connection with a defamation suit filed against him by Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi attacked BJP and RSS claiming the case was filed by the ruling party and its ideological parent to harass and intimidate him.

“I will appear in person at the Civil Court in Patna today at 2 PM in yet another case filed against me by my political opponents in the RSS/BJP to harass and intimidate me. Satyameva Jayate,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted.

The Bihar Deputy CM had filed the case before the Chief Judicial Magistrate’s (CJM) court in April, taking exception to a snide remark made by Gandhi at an election rally in Karnataka’s Kolar district that all thieves had the surname Modi — referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, bank-fraud accused Nirav Modi and former Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner Lalit Modi.

The case was referred by CJM Shashikant Roy to ACJM Kumar Gunjan.

Gandhi’s appearance in the court later Saturday comes days after he as well as CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury pleading not guilty in a defamation case in Mumbai filed against them by an RSS worker.

Meanwhile, a reports suggest that Gandhi might also visit Muzaffarpur, about 60 km from, which has been the worst affected by a state-wide outbreak of brain fever, which has claimed more than 150 lives.