Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s parliamentary membership has been restored, days after the Supreme Court put on hold his conviction in a 2019 defamation case over his ‘Modi surname’ remarks. A notification from the Lok Sabha secretariat read that Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification as a Lok Sabha member stood revoked.
This latest development comes as a relief for the Congress party, which has been facing a series of legal challenges in recent times. The Supreme Court’s decision to put on hold Gandhi’s conviction has been welcomed by the party, which has been fighting to restore his parliamentary membership.
Rahul Gandhi, who is the leader of the opposition in the Lok Sabha, had been disqualified as a member of parliament after being convicted in a defamation case. The case related to remarks he made during an election rally in 2019, where he allegedly said that all thieves have the surname ‘Modi’.
The Supreme Court’s decision to put on hold Gandhi’s conviction has paved the way for his restoration to parliament. This is a significant development for the Congress party, which has been seeking to regain its foothold in Indian politics.
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