Rahul Gandhi convicted in defamation case over modi surname: Can he be disqualified from Lok Sabha? | India News

NEW DELHI: A Surat court docket on Thursday sentenced former Congress president Rahul Gandhi to 2 years in jail in a 2019 prison defamation case filed towards him over his ‘Modi surname’ remarks.
The court docket of chief Judicial Justice of the Peace HH Varma, which held Gandhi responsible underneath Indian Penal Code sections 499 and 500, additionally granted him bail and suspended the sentence for 30 days to permit him to attraction in the next court docket, the Congress chief’s lawyer Babu Mangukiya stated.
Reside updates: Rahul Gandhi defamation case
Rahul Gandhi was current within the Surat court docket when the sentence was pronounced.
A two years imprisonment for Rahul Gandhi technically attracts disqualification from Lok Sabha underneath Part 8(3) of the Illustration of the Individuals Act, 1951, until the sentencing is stayed by the next court docket.
Rahul Gandhi, or every other MP, is allowed 3 months for attraction.

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