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Rahul Gandhi Restores Lok Sabha Membership After Stay On Conviction

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi finally gets his parliamentary membership back, days after the Supreme Court held his conviction in defamation case for his ‘Modi surname’ remark in 2019.

This comes after a notification released by the Lok Sabha secretariat that said Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification as a Lok Sabha member will stay revoke.

On March 23 a Gujarat Court had convicted him in the defamation case for his ‘Modi surname’ remark which sentenced him to two years of imprisonment. As per the rules, a punishment of two years automatically disqualifies a politician to be member of parliament.

Soon after the news broke out, celebrations were started at the Congress headquarters and also outside Sonia Gandhi’s residence.

The Supreme Court had stayed Rahul Gandhi’s conviction in the defamation case on August 4.

The apex court while pronouncing its decision also said that the trail judge of Surat court did not provide enough reasons to sentence Mr Gandhi for two years.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had been serving as an MP from Wayanad Lok Sabha seat of Kerala since 2019 till March of this year.

Mr Gandhi moved to Supreme Court after his petition seeking a stay on his conviction was rejected by the Gujarat High Court but the session court heard the petition to stay the conviction.

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