Mehbooba Mufti
Mehbooba Mufti

SRINAGAR — Reacting over the disqualification of Rahul Gandhi from the Parliament, former Jammu Kashmir Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti said that the apprehensions about the state of Indian democracy which Rahul Gandhi voiced in London are tragically being proven right.

Rahul Gandhi recently in London stated that democracy in India is at stake.

Mehbooba Mufti in a tweet said, “GOI is clearly rattled by RG (Rahul Gandhi) for emerging as a powerful challenger pre-2024 elections. Since BJP can’t fight him politically, they are now subverting institutions because he refuses to do a Savarkar. The apprehensions he voiced in London are tragically being proven right.”

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Pertinently, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi was disqualified as a member of Lok Sabha after his conviction in the criminal defamation case over the ‘Modi surname’ remark made in Karnataka in 2019.

The development comes a day after a trial court in Gujarat sentenced him to two years in jail in connection with a 2019 criminal defamation case against him.

The disqualification notice by the Lok Sabha Secretariat said, “Consequent upon his conviction by the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Surat in C.C./18712/2019, Shri Rahul Gandhi, Member of Lok Sabha representing the Wayanad Parliamentary constituency of Kerala stands disqualified from the membership of Lok Sabha from the date of his conviction i.e. 23 March, 2023 in terms of the provisions of Article 102 (1) (e) of the Constitution of India read with Section 8 of the Representation of People Act, 1951.”

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