Rahul Gandhi: Rahul Gandhi, the former president of the Congress party, has been barred from serving in the Lok Sabha as a result of his conviction in a criminal defamation case until 2019. Moreover, the Lok Sabha Secretariat declared his district vacant. A special election for the position may now be declared by the Election Commission.
Wayanad MP has been demanding a JPC investigation
The Wayanad MP has been demanding a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) investigation into Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s alleged relationship with industrialist and billionaire Gautam Adani, whose business empire has come under scrutiny following allegations of stock manipulation and fraud, and Congress has dubbed it a “conspiracy” to silence him.
Manish Tewari responded to the notification by calling the choice incorrec
According to Section 8(3) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, a member of parliament is disqualified the instant they are found guilty of a crime and given a sentence of at least two years. Senior Congressman Manish Tewari responded to the notification by calling the choice incorrect. “An MP cannot be disqualified by the Lok Sabha secretariat. The Electoral Commission must be consulted before the President makes a decision “added he.
Shashi Tharoor said it bodes ill for democracy
Shashi Tharoor, another senior Congress MP, said it bodes ill for democracy. “I’m stunned by this action and by its rapidity, within 24 hours of the court verdict and while an appeal was known to be in process. This is politics with the gloves off and it bodes ill for our democracy,” he tweeted. This morning, concurrent protests were started by Congress units in different states, accusing the Center of having a political vendetta. DK Shivakumar, the state president of the Congress, as well as other party officials and supporters were held by Karnataka police as they were protesting the Surat court’s decision to convict Mr. Gandhi. Following Mr. Gandhi’s ‘thief’ remark, which was meant to be offensive to the OBC population, the BJP claimed that the conviction was the result of an impartial judiciary.
BJP is attempting to divert attention from the real problem-Mallikarjun Kharge
According to Mallikarjun Kharge, president of the Congress, his party is looking for answers about who stole the money from the public, while the BJP is attempting to divert attention from the real problem. “They are discussing making fun of the lower classes. The Congress has consistently supported and campaigned for minorities, scheduled castes, and the lower classes. These Manu-believers discuss the underprivileged, “added Mr. Kharge. Jairam Ramesh, the general secretary of the Congress, also attacked BJP leader JP Nadda, claiming that he was fabricating information and engaging in “politics of defamation.”
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Rahul Gandhi won’t be able to run in elections for the next eight years
Rahul Gandhi was yesterday given a two-year prison sentence in the case brought by BJP MLA Purnesh Modi for his claimed comment, “How come all thieves have Modi as the common surname?” In order to give him time to file an appeal with a higher court, the judge also granted him bail and deferred the punishment for 30 days. Now Rahul Gandhi can appeal the ruling in court. Congress leaders have questioned the move’s legality, arguing that only the President has the authority to disqualify MPs after consulting the Election Commission. Rahul Gandhi won’t be able to run in elections for the next eight years if the verdict is not overturned by a higher court.
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