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Rahul Gandhi disqualified from Lok Sabha one day after conviction

'Modi' surname defamation case: Rahul Gandhi's conviction is effective from March 23

Rahul Gandhi

BS Web Team New Delhi
Just one day after this conviction in the criminal defamation case, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was on Friday disqualified as a member of Parliament (MP). The disqualification is effective from the date of his conviction, that is, March 23, the Lok Sabha Secretariat said. Gandhi was an MP from Wayanad.

Gandhi was convicted and handed a two-year jail term in a defamation case filed for his comments on the "Modi" surname in 2019. In a rally in Karnataka ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Gandhi said, "Nirav Modi, Lalit Modi, Narendra come they all have Modi as a

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First Published: Mar 24 2023 | 2:44 PM IST

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