Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has suffered another setback after being convicted in the defamation case. His Lok Sabha membership has been terminated. Rahul Gandhi was sentenced to two years.
Congress MP from Kerala’s Wayanad, Rahul Gandhi has been disqualified as a Lok Sabha member after being held guilty of criminal defamation over his ‘Modi surname’ remark.
Congress party’s Rahul Gandhi disqualified as a Member of Lok Sabha from the date of his conviction in the criminal defamation case over his ‘Modi surname’ remark, March 23. pic.twitter.com/qmr9pRTtTh
— ANI (@ANI) March 24, 2023
Surat court sentenced Rahul Gandhi to two years in a defamation case. He had given an objectionable statement about the entire Modi community. That’s why the court found him guilty. Although the court has stayed the sentence for a month so that he can appeal in the higher court, but has not stayed his conviction. The court has also given him bail.
Rahul Gandhi gave controversial remarks in 2019
Rahul Gandhi made controversial remarks at an election rally in Kolar, Karnataka on April 13, 2019. The Congress leader had said, “Why is Nirav Modi, Lalit Modi, Narendra Modi’s surname common? Why is the surname of all thieves Modi?
BJP MLA Purnesh Modi had filed a criminal defamation case against Rahul regarding this statement. In his complaint, the BJP MLA had alleged that the Congress leader defamed the entire Modi community by allegedly saying that all thieves have the surname Modi?
Several Opposition parties – despite their differences with the Congress – including Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress and Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party, reacted sharply to the disqualification of Rahul Gandhi as a Member of the Parliament following his conviction and two-year jail sentence in a defamation case.
..@narendramodi जी आपके चमचों ने एक शहीद प्रधानमंत्री के बेटे को देशद्रोही, मीर जाफ़र कहा। आपके एक मुख्यमंत्री ने सवाल उठाया कि राहुल गांधी का पिता कौन है?
कश्मीरी पंडितों के रिवाज निभाते हुए एक बेटा पिता की मृत्यु के बाद पगड़ी पहनता है, अपने परिवार की परंपरा क़ायम रखता है…1/4
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) March 24, 2023