BRS leaders react to Rahul Gandhi's conviction in defamation case
Telangana Chief Minister and Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) President K. Chandrasekhar Rao set aside his political differences and let the truth speak on Friday. He openly condemned the disqualification of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi from Parliament, calling it the height of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "arrogance and dictatorship".
His sentiments were echoed by BRS Working President and state minister K.T. Rama Rao, who said that the disqualification of Rahul Gandhi was a blatant misinterpretation of the Constitution. Taking to Twitter, he added, "The hastiness showed in this issue is highly undemocratic. I condemn this!"
Even Finance Minister T Harish Rao couldn't stay silent on this issue, calling it a clear example of dictatorship and arrogance by the BJP. He warned that democracy and Constitutional rights were under threat.
Adding her voice to the chorus of dissent, MLC K Kavitha tweeted that revoking Rahul Gandhi's membership, despite knowing that he has a chance to appeal in the upper courts, is a blot on democracy. She also added, “This is a larger part of Modi Ji’s mission of diverting people’s attention from his failures, corrupt friends, and suppressing the opposition.”
Lastly, Minister G Jagadish Reddy also condemned the Centre’s decision, warning that vindictive politics would only lead to the destruction of the BJP. It's clear that this issue has struck a chord with leaders from all political backgrounds, as they speak out against what they see as an attack on democracy.