New Delhi: “I will pay any price for the country,” said Rahul Gandhi, who has been disqualified from the post of MP.
Rahul Gandhi posted a comment on his Twitter page after he was disqualified from the post of Member of Parliament from Wayanad constituency. In it, “I am fighting for India’s voice to continue to be heard. I am ready to pay any price for that” he said.
Commenting on this verdict, Congress leader Mallikarjuna Kharge said, “Rahul Gandhi has been disqualified for speaking the truth before the authorities. He is voicing for the interests of the people. What big mistake did he make? This is not a case related to the backward or the upper classes,” he said.
After Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification as MP, his mother Sonia Gandhi rushed to his residence in Delhi. After this, his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also came in a hurry.
Earlier, during the last Lok Sabha elections, Rahul Gandhi spoke at a campaign rally held on April 13, 2019 in Kolar, Karnataka, “Why do all thieves have the surname Modi? Nirav Modi, Lalit Modi, Narendra Modi, why all the thieves’ names end up being Modi?” He had criticized that.
In this regard, BJP MLA from Gujarat Purnesh Modi filed a defamation case against Rahul Gandhi in Surat Chief Judicial Magistrate Court. Magistrate H.H. Verma yesterday sentenced Rahul Gandhi to 2 years imprisonment and a fine of Rs.15,000 in this case which lasted for about 4 years. Subsequently, bail was sought on behalf of Rahul Gandhi. Accepting this, Magistrate Verma granted him bail for 30 days and ordered that the sentence be suspended till then.
In this case, after being declared guilty in this case, Rahul Gandhi’s MP position has been taken away. Lok Sabha Secretary Utpal Kumar Singh announced, “The Surat court has sentenced Congress member Rahul Gandhi to 2 years imprisonment in a criminal case yesterday. Therefore, Rahul Gandhi is disqualified from being a member of the Lok Sabha from the Wayanad constituency of Kerala under Section 102(1)(e) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951. His disqualification has come into effect from the date of the verdict (23.03.2023),” it said. | Read > Deprivation of MP post: What are the chances before Rahul Gandhi?