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What explains the Congress-BJP fracas over Rahul Gandhi?

One has to understand that shutting up and sitting at home is no longer an option for the Congress. It is engaged in a battle for survival


Bharat Bhushan
Whether Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will be expelled or suspended from the Lok Sabha remains uncertain. What is evident, however, is that it is the Treasury benches that are preventing the Parliament from functioning with their belligerent protest against his statements in the UK about the state of Indian democracy. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's attack on Rahul Gandhi in forums outside Parliament is clearly encouraging his party to continue to be combative on the issue.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) cites the cash-for-questions scandal as a precedent to expel him. In 2005, Parliament decided to expel 11 MPs – 10
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First Published: Mar 20 2023 | 10:53 AM IST

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