Sunday, August 6, 2023

Lok Sabha Speaker complies with Supreme Court's order, restores membership of Rahul Gandhi

A notification of Lok Sabha Secretariat dated August 7, 2023 has been published in the Gazette of India saying, "In view of order dated 04.08.2023 of the Supreme Court of India, the disqualification of Shri Rahul Gandhi, notified vide Gazette Notification no. 21/4(3)/2023/TO(B) dated the 24% 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 the People Act, 1951, has ceased to operate subject to further judicial pronouncements. "

This order has been issued in compliance with the order of Supreme Court of India dated August 4, 2023 in Rahul Gandhi v. Purnesh Ishwarbhai Modi & State of Gujarat, which

has stayed "the conviction of Shri Rahul Gandhi, Member of Lok Sabha representing the Wayanad Parliamentary Constituency of Kerala, which was ordered by the judgment dated 23.03.2023 of the Court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Surat in C.C./18712/2019."

The notification has been forwarded to Rahul Gandhi, MP., President's Secretariat, Prime Minister's Secretariat, Rajya Sabha Secretariat; Election Commission of India and all Ministries/Departments of Government of India besides the Chief Electoral Officer, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, Liaison Officer, Directorate of Estate, Parliament House Annexe, New Delhi, Secretary, New Delhi Municipal Council, New Delhi, Liaison Officer (Telephones), Parliament House Annexe, New Delhi, all officers and branches of Lok Sabha Secretariat.

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