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Rahul Gandhi Lok Sabha disqualification row: Here is what you need to know

Rahul Gandhi during press conference earlier today said that he can't be silenced by being disqualified from Lok Sabha

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi

BS Web Team New Delhi
Soon after former Congress President Rahul Gandhi was convicted by a Surat Court in a criminal defamation case, he was declared disqualified from the Lok Sabha on Friday. Announcing the disqualification, the Lok Sabha Secretariat in a notification said it was effective March 23, the day Rahul was convicted.

Congress' nationwide agitation

Protesting against this development, Congress on Friday announced a nationwide agitation, alleging that the government acted with lightning speed to "gag" him. The Congress leadership including Sonia Gandhi, Mallikarjun Kharge, K C Venugopal, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, and Jairam Ramesh among others, on Friday, attended a meeting where the

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First Published: Mar 25 2023 | 2:32 PM IST

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