Rahul Gandhi reacts on his Conviction In Defamation Case
Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi didn't back down after his expulsion from Parliament on Friday, following his conviction in a criminal defamation case. In fact, he took to Twitter to express his resolve to continue fighting for the voice of India, stating, "I am fighting for India's voice... Ready to pay any price."
The decision to suspend Rahul Gandhi from the Lok Sabha came early Friday morning, with the Lok Sabha Secretariat declaring his constituency in Kerala's Wayanad as vacant. It's a move that has left many wondering about the state of democracy in India.
Under the Representation of the People Act, if a lawmaker is convicted and sentenced to imprisonment for a minimum of two years, they are disqualified from their position "from the date of such conviction." Additionally, they will remain disqualified for a further six years after completing their prison sentence.