Rahul To Challenge Conviction In Defamation Case Tomorrow

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will challenge his conviction and sentencing in the Surat sessions court tomorrow.

The former Congress president has, in his plea, asked the sessions court to set aside the Magistrate order convicting him in the defamation case.

He also asked for an interim stay on the conviction till the matter is disposed of.

Gandhi was granted bail and his sentence was suspended for 30 days to let him appeal the decision but was swiftly suspended by the Lok Sabha secretariat.

Unless Mr Gandhi’s conviction is put on hold by a higher court, the Election Commission will announce a special election for the Wayanad Lok Sabha seat. He will also not be allowed to contest elections for the next eight years.

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