Rahul Gandhi’s Lok Sabha membership restored after SC stays conviction

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On Monday, Lok Sabha membership of Rahul Gandhi was restored after Supreme Court stays the conviction in the Modi Surname case. He will be back in the Lok Sabha representing the Wayanad constituency.

The Supreme Court stayed Rahul Gandhi’s conviction in a defamation case involving Modi’s surname remarks on Friday.

Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi was elected to the Wayanad Lok Sabha seat in Kerala in 2019. On March 23, 2023, he was disqualified as a Lok Sabha member. The Gujarat Court convicted him in a defamation case linked to Modi’s surname remarks and sentenced 2 years in jail for him.

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Rahul Gandhi Lok Sabha membership restored:

Lok Sabha Secretariat restores membership of Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi after the Supreme Court on Friday (August 4) stayed his conviction in the ‘Modi’ surname remark case.

He was disqualified from the lower house in March 2023, ANI tweeted.

Mallikarjun Kharge tweet:

The decision to reinstate Shri Rahul Gandhi as an MP is a welcome step.
It brings relief to the people of India, and especially to Wayanad.
Whatever time is left of their tenure, BJP and Modi Govt should utilise that by concentrating on actual governance rather than denigrating Democracy by targeting opposition leaders.

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