Prominent Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi has been disqualified as a Member of Parliament. Lok Sabha Secretariat issued a notification regarding the same and also declared his constituency vacant. With this, there is a chance for a special election for the seat. It is known that Rahul Gandhi was convicted in a 2019 criminal defamation case.
Congress was furious with the decision and alleged that it was a conspiracy to silence the Wayanad MP who has been questioning Narendra Modi for his alleged relationship with Gautham Adani.
“Shri Rahul Gandhi, Member of Lok Sabha representing the Wayanad Parliamentary Constituency of Kerala stands disqualified from the membership of Lok Sabha from the date of his conviction i.e. 23 March, 2023 in terms of the provisions of Article 102(1)(e) of the Constitution of India read with Section 8 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951,” stated Lok Sabha Secretariat in the statement.