New Delhi: The politics of the country has heated up on the issue of Rahul Gandhi. The Congress on Friday said it will launch a mass movement against the disqualification of its former president Rahul Gandhi from the Lok Sabha and take the issue to the public. This decision was taken in a meeting of senior leaders at the Congress headquarters. The meeting was attended by Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge, former President Sonia Gandhi, General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and several other senior Congress leaders. After the meeting, party general secretary Jairam Ramesh said, “It was discussed (in the meeting) about what should be the political course of action. We will take this issue across the country that Rahul ji has been deliberately disqualified.”
just understand the events
he/she said, “Just understand the sequence of events. On February 7, Rahul ji’s speech is scheduled in the Lok Sabha. The person who filed the defamation case withdrew the stay application on his/her complaint from the Gujarat High Court on February 16.” he/she said that the hearing starts from February 27 and the verdict comes on March 23. Ramesh sarcastically said, “The Prime Minister talks about speed power, this is super speed power.” “We will take this issue forward as a mass movement,” he/she said.
Congress welcomed the stand of opposition parties
In response to a question, he/she said that the Congress welcomes the stand of the opposition parties opposing the action against Rahul Gandhi and will be in touch with them further. Rahul Gandhi, who represents Kerala’s Wayanad parliamentary seat, was on Friday disqualified from membership of the Lok Sabha in the wake of his/her conviction in a 2019 defamation case by a Surat court. In the notification issued by the Lok Sabha Secretariat, it has been said that the order related to his/her disqualification will be effective from March 23.
Disqualified under section 8 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951
The notification states that he/she (Rahul Gandhi) has been disqualified under Article 102(1) of the Constitution and Section-8 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951. It is noteworthy that a court in Surat on Thursday convicted Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in a criminal defamation case filed in 2019 and sentenced him/her to two years imprisonment for his/her ‘Modi surname’ remark.
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