Published By: Subhajit Mandal | Posted: March 24, 2023 2:23 pm| Updated: March 24, 2023 2:35 pm
News Daily Digital Desk: Jail sentence of two years in defamation case. Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s MP post was rejected. On Friday, the Lok Sabha Secretariat recommended the dismissal of Rahul’s MP post.
Ever since the court in Surat found Rahul guilty, the sword of disqualification was hanging over him. The Congress was also expressing fears that the BJP was trying to influence the judiciary to keep Rahul away from Parliament. That fear came true. On Friday, the parliamentary secretariat informed that Rahul’s MP post has been dismissed from Thursday. His Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency is now empty of MPs. In fact, the Lok Sabha Secretariat has followed the rules.
[আরও পড়ুন: ‘আদানিকে গ্রেপ্তার করুন’, অর্থমন্ত্রী ও ইডি দপ্তরে দাবিতে সোচ্চার তৃণমূল]
According to Section 8 (3) of the Representation of the People Act of India, if an MP is sentenced to imprisonment for two years or more for any offence, his office may be revoked. Not only that, that person cannot contest Lok Sabha elections for the next 8 years. In other words, if this verdict is not canceled by a higher court, Rahul may also be knocked out of the 2024 Lok Sabha race. And that could be a bigger blow for Rahul and the Congress.
[আরও পড়ুন: ১৪০ দিনের মধ্যে সর্বোচ্চ সংক্রমণ, দেশের করোনা পরিসংখ্যানে ফের উদ্বেগ]
However, Rahul Gandhi has an opportunity to appeal to the higher court. However, according to Congress sources, Rahul will appeal in the higher court against this verdict. If necessary, you can go to the Supreme Court (Supreme Court). Congress leader Jairam Ramesh has already tweeted that they will fight the decision politically and constitutionally. Legal experts say that it is very rare to get a 2-year sentence under Section 499 of the Indian Penal Code, which has given a 2-year sentence to a Congress MP.
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