New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday stayed Rahul Gandhi’s conviction in a 2019 criminal defamation case over his ‘Modi surname’ remark, restoring his status as Member of Parliament
Case against Rahul Gandhi
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi approached the Supreme Court challenging the Gujarat High Court’s order dismissing his application to stay the conviction in the criminal defamation case.
His conviction in this case led to the disqualification as a Member of the Parliament.
On March 23, a Surat Court convicted Rahul Gandhi in the defamation case over his remark on the ‘Modi’ surname and sentenced him to two years in jail.
A day later, Rahul Gandhi was disqualified as a Lok Sabha MP. Rahul Gandhi is an elected representing from the Wayanad Lok Sabha seat in Kerala.