Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been disqualified as a Member of Lok Sabha from the date of his conviction in the criminal defamation case. The Lok Sabha Secretariat, issuing a notofication,has given this information.However, the court yesterday granted him bail immediately and suspended the order for 30 days and permitted him to appeal the judgment in a higher court. But before that he has been disqualified as a member of Loksabha. Congress has said to fight both political and legal battle over this decision.
Congress communications in-charge Jairam Ramesh said, “We will fight this battle both legally and politically. We will not be intimidated or silenced.”
According to Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, disqualifying Rahul Gandhi is an example of Modi Govt’s policy of vendetta. He added the country is witnessing politics of vendetta being spearheaded by the Modi Govt against Rahul Gandhi. It is a sheer case of retributive politics because Rahul Gandhi has been gaining popularity, especially in the wake of Bharat Jodo Yatra which was not digested by Modi Govt. This is a very cruel demonstration of an autocratic Government.
Meanwhile, Congress General Secretary K C Venugopal said, “when Rahul Gandhi raised questions about Adani and PM Modi, a conspiracy was initiated to silence him.” “It is a clear case of anti-democratic dictatorship attitude of BJP government”. he added.