Rahul Gandhi disqualified as Member of Lok Sabha

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Kathmandu: Rahul Gandhi, a prominent opposition leader and former chairman of the Indian National Congress, has been disqualified as member of parliament.

The termination of Gandhi’s membership by speaker of the House came shortly after a District Court in Gujarat held him guilty for his remarks during election speech in Karnataka in 2019.

The case had been filed by two BJP state leaders – one of them a member of the state legislature and another a state minister – and the Court declared Gandhi guilty of defamation yesterday.

The action taken by the speaker of the Lok Sabha makes Rahul Gandhi the second member to be disqualified as a House member.

His grandmother Indira Gandhi had been disqualified by the privilege committee of the House way back in 1978 for defaming parliament.

Rahul Gandhi had undertaken “Bharat Jodo Yatra” and taken very aggressive posture against the government, especially targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his alleged nexus with controversial businessman Gautam Adani.