Fighting For India, Ready To Pay Any Price: Rahul’s 1st Reaction On Disqualification

New Delhi: After his disqualification from the Lok Sabha in a 2019 criminal defamation case, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in a post on Twitter said on Friday that he is “fighting for the voice of India and that he is ready to pay any cost.”

Gandhi, on Friday, was disqualified as a member of Lok Sabha a day after his conviction in the Modi surname defamation case. Gandhi’s scion who represents Wayanad Parliamentary Constituency of Kerala was disqualified under provisions of Article 102 (1) (e) of the Constitution of India read with Section 8 of the Representation of the People Act.

On Thursday, a court in Surat sentenced Gandhi to two years in jail in a defamation case, filed on a complaint by BJP MLA Purnesh Modi for his remark, “How come to all thieves have Modi as the common surname?”

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