• İstanbul 18 °C
  • Ankara 14 °C

India's parliament disqualifies opposition leader Rahul Gandhi

India's parliament disqualifies opposition leader Rahul Gandhi
Disqualification comes a day after local court in Gujarat state convicts Congress party leader in criminal defamation case against Prime Minister Narendra Modi

By Anadolu Agency staff

ANKARA (AA) – The Indian parliament on Friday disqualified Rahul Gandhi, a senior leader of India's main opposition Congress party, a day after a local court in the western Indian state of Gujarat convicted Gandhi in the criminal defamation case against India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

A notification issued by the Lok Sabha, or lower house of parliament, said Gandhi "stands disqualified from the membership of Lok Sabha from the date of his conviction ..."

On Thursday, Gandhi was sentenced to two years in prison by Chief Judicial Magistrate HH Varma in Surat, Gujarat, Modi's home state, but was released on bail for 30 days so that he could appeal the verdict in a higher court.

The complaint was filed by Purnesh Modi, a state legislator from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for his alleged remarks while addressing an election rally in the southern state of Karnataka ahead of the 2019 general elections..

Gandhi is a scion of India's most famous political dynasty, having been the son, grandson, and great-grandson of former prime ministers. However, in the last two general elections, his party was crushed by the Modi-led BJP.

Earlier this year, he traveled from the south to the north of the country in a nationwide march to challenge Modi, who is seeking a third consecutive term next year.

source: News Feed
This news is a total 39 time has been read
UYARI: Küfür, hakaret, rencide edici cümleler veya imalar, inançlara saldırı içeren, imla kuralları ile yazılmamış,
Türkçe karakter kullanılmayan ve büyük harflerle yazılmış yorumlar onaylanmamaktadır.
This news yet comment has been added .
Other News
All Rights Reserved © May 2014 US Muslims | Unauthorized and the resources published.
Haber Scripti: CM Bilişim