The Lok Sabha Secretariat on 7 August 2023 has reinstated Rahul Gandhi’s membership in the Lower House of the Indian Parliament.
- This decision comes after the Supreme Court issued a stay on Rahul Gandhi’s conviction in a criminal defamation case.
- Rahul Gandhi is a member of the Lok Sabha and represents the Wayanad constituency in Kerala.
- Earlier this year, in March, he was disqualified from the Lok Sabha due to the conviction.
- Following the restoration of his Lok Sabha membership, Rahul Gandhi promptly arrived at Parliament and paid his respects by offering floral tributes at the statue of Mahatma Gandhi within the Parliament House complex.
Q.: Why was Rahul Gandhi disqualified from the Lok Sabha earlier this year?
a) He was involved in a corruption scandal.
b) He was found guilty of criminal defamation.
c) He voluntarily resigned from his position.
d) He violated parliamentary ethics and rules.
Ans : b) He was found guilty of criminal defamation.