A day after conviction: Rahul Gandhi as MP disqualified

A day after conviction: Rahul Gandhi as MP disqualified

March 24, 2023

New Delhi: The Parliament this noon disqualified Opposition Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi as an MP a day after a Surat Court found him guilty of defamation and sentenced him to two years in prison, according to a Parliament notice.

Rahul Gandhi, 52, was convicted yesterday for a 2019 speech in Kolar, Karnataka, where he had referred to ‘thieves as having the surname Modi.’ The Court granted him bail immediately and suspended the sentence for a month.

Though Rahul Gandhi was granted bail and his sentence was suspended for 30 days to let him appeal the decision, the Court’s order put him at risk of automatic disqualification as an MP under the law.

Former Congress leader and Supreme Court Advocate Kapil Sibal said that Rahul stands automatically disqualified as an MP with his two-year jail sentence. “If it (the Court) only suspends the sentence that’s not enough. There has to be a suspension or stay on conviction,” Sibal said.

4 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “A day after conviction: Rahul Gandhi as MP disqualified”

  1. ssssssssssssss says:

    If he was convicted and disqualified as MP, how did Yediyurappa, D.K.Shivakumar went to jail, but kept their MLA membership?

  2. ssssssssssssss says:

    If he was convicted and disqualified as MP, Yediyurappa, D.K.Shivakumar went to jail, how did they keep their MLA membership?

  3. Parambir Singh says:

    Modi may be thinking that, by eliminating Rahul from contesting the next election he is improving his chances of winning. But in reality many past PMs never won any elections and the victim Rahul in jail is a million times more powerful leader than Rahul outside the prison.so, people should vote for Congress to support Rahul and once Congress wins, nobody can stop Rahul from becoming the PM
    Also, AAP is not a mainstream alternative to Congress. They won with the support from the enemies of the nation like Khalistanis from UK and Canada. IF they really won at national level you can be 100 percent sure Khalistanis will take over the nation. You can see what is happening in Punjab today fir a sample. Between irresponsible freebies and terrorists controlling the nation india will be another Pakistan or still worse. I have seen Punjab recently and it is very painful for common people to even see. No point in supporting a terror outfit that butchered our Ex-PM Indira Gandhi who sacrificed her life eliminating the idea of Khalistan. Now we have to be extremely careful not to elect AAP which is supported by foreign enemies and terrorists like Khalistanis .

  4. Channaveerappa says:

    If only RahulG had not torn the paper that Manmohan Singh’s cabinet put out to save such situations where such MP could be disqualified .
    An ordinance which was brought by the UPA government in 2013 to shield convicted lawmakers from immediate disqualification from the House was trashed by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. Now after ten years, his own conviction in a defamation case by a Surat court on Thursday seems to have come back to haunt him.
    Rahul’s Big liability is his blind supporters like Jayaram Ramesh, Kharge and Siddaramiah who give him wrong advise and defend him on everything.
    Yesterday Siddu was caught saying that he will Protest against Modi and defend the right of Rahul that he was punished for telling the truth! So, What was your ‘Truth’? That all Modis are thieves? Then this Modi who served his entire life to serve the poor and blind people and even in Guinness book must also be a thief as per you and your leader?


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