Rahul Gandhi disqualified: The US government is keeping an eye on the case of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. Vedant Patel, Principal Deputy Spokesperson of the US State Department, said that respect for the court is necessary in a democracy. He said the US continues to work with the Indian government on a shared commitment to all democratic values, including freedom of expression.
Responding to a question related to the termination of Rahul Gandhi’s membership of Parliament, Vedant Patel said in a press conference on Monday that respect for the rule of law and judicial independence is the cornerstone of any democracy and we will see Rahul running in Indian courts. Keeping an eye on the matters related to Gandhi.
“Respect of court is necessary in a democracy, Rahul Gandhi is keeping an eye on the matter”
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Let us tell you that Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was convicted in the 2019 ‘Modi surname’ case on Thursday last week by the Surat court and sentenced to two years in jail. Rahul Gandhi’s Lok Sabha membership was terminated a day later.
Indian government or US government talking to Rahul?
Asked whether the US is in talks with the Indian government or Rahul Gandhi, he said, “I don’t have any specific information to give you, but you know it’s normal and wherever we have bilateral relations.” There we also associate with the members of the opposition parties.
Opposition parties are rallying against Rahul Gandhi’s membership
Opposition parties on Monday stepped up their attack against the Narendra Modi government, three days after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was disqualified from the Lok Sabha. During this, the MPs of the opposition parties, including the Congress, protested by wearing black clothes outside the Parliament.
On the other hand, after losing the Lok Sabha membership, Rahul Gandhi has been asked to vacate his Tughlaq Lane bungalow, which was assigned to him as an MP, by April 22.