Highlights: Rahul Gandhi Talks To Media, First Since His Disqualification As MP

Rahul Gandhi Defamation Case Highlights: Rahul Gandhi was disqualified as an MP yesterday after he was found guilty of defamation for a 2019 campaign trail remark.

Highlights: Rahul Gandhi Talks To Media, First Since His Disqualification As MP

Rahul Gandhi's Wayanad seat also fell vacant after his disqualification

New Delhi:

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tore into Prime Minister Narendra Modi a day after he was disqualified from parliament. His disqualification came following his conviction and jail sentence in a defamation case stemming from a 2019 remark implying PM Modi was a criminal. Mr Gandhi's Wayanad seat has also fell vacant after his disqualification. He has been granted bail and his sentence suspended for 30 days to let him appeal his conviction.

Here are the Highlights on Rahul Gandhi's disqualification:

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Mar 25, 2023 20:20 (IST)
On Rahul Gandhi Legal Strategy, Senior Congress Leader Concedes Slip-Up
If Rahul Gandhi's conviction is not overturned, he will not be allowed to contest elections for eight years.
Mar 25, 2023 19:25 (IST)
"Karma Strikes Back": Himanta Sarma On Rahul Gandhi's Disqualification
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi "intentionally abused the Other Backward Classes (OBC) community" of the country, echoing BJP's stance that Mr Gandhi's remark was a "smear campaign" against those who share the Modi surname and the OBC community. Read here

Mar 25, 2023 17:29 (IST)
"Rahul Gandhi Must Be Punished": Maharashtra Chief Minister E Shinde
Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Saturday claimed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has insulted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the OBC community and Hindutva ideologue V D Savarkar and should be "punished".

"Rahul Gandhi has been convicted and stands automatically disqualified as a member of Lok Sabha. But he continues to insult V D Savarkar by saying that he is not Savarkar to apologise. Who does he think he is? He must be punished," Eknath Shinde said.

Mar 25, 2023 17:01 (IST)
Modi Surname Case: Sentence Awarded To Rahul Gandhi Seems Excessive, Says Prashant Kishor
Political strategist turned activist Prashant Kishor on Saturday termed as "excessive" the two years' imprisonment awarded to Rahul Gandhi in a defamation case.
Mar 25, 2023 16:05 (IST)
Congress Protests Rahul Gandhi's Disqualification In Maharashtra's Thane
The Congress on Saturday held a protest in Maharashtra's Thane city against Rahul Gandhi's conviction in a defamation case and his disqualification as an MP, while the BJP and Chief Minister Eknath Shinde-led Shiv Sena held separate demonstrations over his remark that allegedly hurt the sentiments of the Other Backward Class (OBC).

Mar 25, 2023 15:22 (IST)
"I Will Keep Fighting For The Country": Rahul Gandhi
Mar 25, 2023 15:21 (IST)
Congress Workers Protest In Kolkata Over Rahul Gandhi's Disqualification As MP
Mar 25, 2023 15:20 (IST)
"Rahul Gandhi Tried To Make False Statements In Press Conference": BJP
Mar 25, 2023 15:18 (IST)
"Rahul Gandhi Can Speak As There Is Democracy In Country": Minister
Mar 25, 2023 14:39 (IST)
"Disqualify Me For Life, Will Keep Going": Rahul Gandhi's Top Quotes
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, in his first press conference since being disqualified from the Parliament, launched an all out attack on the BJP, saying he has been disqualified from the Parliament as PM Modi is scared of his next speech. Read here

Mar 25, 2023 13:45 (IST)
"My Name Isn't Savarkar, It Is Gandhi And Gandhi Never Offers Apology"
Mar 25, 2023 13:42 (IST)
I've Seen Fear In PM Narendra Modi's Eyes, Says Rahul Gandhi Day After Disqualification
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said he is undeterred by his disqualification as a Member of the Parliament.
Mar 25, 2023 12:55 (IST)
Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Reach Congress Headquarters
Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi have reached Congress headquarters in Delhi. He is set to address a press conference shortly which will be his first interaction with the media following his disqualification as an MP.
Mar 25, 2023 12:32 (IST)
Maharashtra Alliance's Silent Protest Against Rahul Gandhi's Disqualification As MP


Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) MLAs on Saturday staged a silent protest outside Maharashtra Assembly against the disqualification of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi as a Member of Parliament. The MLAs, covering their mouths with black bands, sat on the steps of the Assembly holding posters. Shiv Sena (Uddhav Thackeray) faction leader Aditya Thackeray and Congress's Jayant Patil participated in the protest.
Mar 25, 2023 11:11 (IST)
Congress To Observe "Black Day" In Wayanad Over Rahul Gandhi Disqualification
As part of a protest against the disqualification of Rahul Gandhi from Lok Sabha, Wayanad District Congress Committee chief ND Appachan said that the party will observe "Black Day" on Saturday. Earlier, Leader of the Opposition in Kerala, VD Satheesan, said that the action against Mr Gandhi was "hasty and politically motivated".
Mar 25, 2023 10:47 (IST)
Ashok Gehlot, Bhupesh Baghel To Join Rahul Gandhi's Press Conference
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his Chhattisgarh counterpart Bhupesh Baghel will join Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's press conference at 1 pm today. 
Mar 25, 2023 10:20 (IST)
Shashi Tharoor Shares How Foreign Media Covered Rahul Gandhi's Disqualification
Mar 25, 2023 10:12 (IST)
Election To Rahul Gandhi's Wayanad Seat Soon? Poll Body To Decide
The Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency in Kerala, which fell vacant yesterday after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's disqualification as a Member of Parliament, may witness by-election by September. Read here.

Mar 25, 2023 10:11 (IST)
Rahul Gandhi To Hold Press Conference Today, First Since Disqualification
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will this afternoon hold his first press conference after being disqualified from the Lok Sabha. The presser is scheduled at 1 pm. Mr Gandhi lost his MP status after a Gujarat court found him guilty in a criminal defamation case and sentenced him to two years in jail on Thursday. Read here