New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s parliamentary membership has been restored on Monday, days after the Supreme Court put hold on his conviction in a 2019 defamation case over his ‘Modi surname’ remarks.
Rahul Gandhi was disqualified as a Lok Sabha MP on March 23 after Gujarat court found him guilty in a defamation case his ‘Modi surname’ remark and sentenced him two years in jail.
What the order said about the MP status of Rahul Gandhi
In its letter, the secretariat said;
“In view of order dated 04.08.2023 of the Supreme Court of India, the disqualification of Shri Rahul Gandhi, notified vide Gazette Notification no. 21/4(3)/2023/TO(B) dated the 24 March, 2023 in terms of the provisions of Article 102(1) (e) of the constitution of India read with Section 8 of the Representative of the People Act, 1951, has ceased to operate subject to further judicial pronouncements (sic).”
Why Rahul Gandhi’s reurn in Lok Sabha is so significant
Rahul’s entry in the Lok Sabha is a significant move as it comes a day ahead of the scheduled discussion on the No-Confidence Motion against the Narendra Modi government in Parliament on August 8.
Notably, the No-Confidence Motion was moved by the Indian National Democratic Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) over the BJP government’s alleged failure to control the violence in Manipur.
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