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How Rahul Gandhi's disqualification from parliament works

A lower court sentenced Gandhi, on Thursday to two years in jail on charges of defamation for a 2019 speech in which he referred to thieves as having the surname Modi.

Gandhi faces the risk of not being able to contest the next general election due in 2024 if his conviction is not suspended or overturned, or the sentence is not reduced by a higher court.(Sanjeev Verma/HT)
Published on Mar 24, 2023 09:44 PM IST
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‘What if…’: Vivek Agnihotri shares ‘idea’ to show solidarity to Rahul Gandhi

Amid row between the Centre and Opposition parties over the recent disqualification of Rahul Gandhi as a Lok Sabha MP, filmmaker shares an ‘idea’ to show solidarity to the Congress leader.

Kolkata, India - March 12, 2023: Film director Vivek Agnihotri speaks during an event 'Basanta' at Indian Museum in Kolkata, India, on Sunday, March 12, 2023. (Photo by Samir Jana/ Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Mar 24, 2023 08:02 PM IST
BySnehashish Roy

Rahul Gandhi's disqualification may turn into advantage for Congress: Experts

Sushila Ramaswamy, a political science professor at Jesus and Mary College, said Gandhi's disqualification could result in public sympathy for him.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.
Published on Mar 24, 2023 08:00 PM IST

The political and legal fallout of the Surat verdict

Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification may impact the nature of political speeches and open the debate on criminal defamation in India

In a sense, the notification on Friday confirming Mr Gandhi’s disqualification was a given — with only its timing being in question. (File Photo)
Published on Mar 24, 2023 07:07 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

Congress points to 'sudden change of tactics' on Rahul Gandhi, Kejriwal retweets

The Congress party suffered a major blow when Lok Sabha disqualified its leader, Rahul Gandhi, a day after a lower court convicted him in a criminal defamation case.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi showing old photo of Gautam Adani with then Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi.
Published on Mar 24, 2023 06:58 PM IST
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