This Article is From Mar 28, 2023

Congress To Intensify Protest Over Rahul Gandhi After Opposition Meet: 10 Points

Congress leaders decided at the party meet that they will intensify protests across the country over Rahul Gandhi's disqualifications as an MP.

Congress To Intensify Protest Over Rahul Gandhi After Opposition Meet: 10 Points
New Delhi: Ahead of the start of the day's proceedings in the Parliament today, Congress leaders held a strategy meeting of its Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha MPs at Congress Parliamentary Party office.

Here are 10 points on this big story:

  1. Congress MPs will participate in "Loktantra Bachao Mashal Shanti March" starting from Red Fort today at 7.00 pm.

  2. Rahul Gandhi today wrote to the Lok Sabha Secretariat saying he will abide by the orders after being issued an eviction notice to vacate his Tughlaq Lane bungalow, his residence since 2005.

  3. Senior Congress leaders will address press conferences in 35 cities today and tomorrow on 'Democracy Dis'Qualified'.

  4. The United States said it is monitoring the Rahul Gandhi case in Indian courts, adding that the US "engages with the Indian government on a shared commitment to democratic values", including freedom of expression.

  5. Congress MPs wore black shirts in the parliament as a mark of protest over Rahul Gandhi's disqualification.

  6. Congress chief Malikarjun Kharge  said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is "destroying democracy". "We have come to parliament today in black clothes. We want to show the country that PM Modi is destroying democracy bit by bit," Mr Kharge said. 

  7. As many as 16 Congress MLAs were suspended from the Gujarat Assembly on Monday for the remainder of the Budget session till March 29 for creating ruckus and staging protests in the House over Rahul Gandhi's disqualification.

  8. Indian Youth Congress activists staged protests at Jantar Mantar in Delhi against the disqualification of Rahul Gandhi from the Lok Sabha and were detained when they tried to march towards Parliament.

  9. Elsewhere, protests were held by Congress leaders and workers in states like Bihar, Odisha, Gujarat, Pudducherry, Telengana and Tamil Nadu, among others.

  10. Rahul Gandhi was convicted and sentenced to two years in jail in a criminal defamation case filed by a BJP leader in Gujarat for asking if those who have 'Modi' as surname were thieves.

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