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Rahul Gandhi disqualified as Lok Sabha member after conviction

Reacting to Gandhi's disqualification, the Congress said it would fight the battle both "legally and politically"

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a press conference at AICC headquarters, in New Delhi, Friday, Aug. 5, 2022. (PTI Photo)

Rahul Gandhi

Aditi Phadnis New Delhi
Rahul Gandhi was stripped of his membership of the Lok Sabha on Friday, a day after a Surat court convicted him in a defamation case.

The Opposition, including some parties that do not usually support the Congress, unanimously condemned the move, calling it an attack on democracy. In some parts of the country, workers of the Congress and the BJP clashed on the streets, as Rahul Gandhi said: “I am fighting for the voice of India. I am ready to pay any price.” After a meeting of senior leaders late in the evening, the Congress announced a nationwide agitation against Rahul

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First Published: Mar 24 2023 | 9:58 PM IST

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