Democracy under attack, says Rahul


NEW DELHI: A day after he was disqualified from the Lok Sabha following his conviction in a defamation case, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Saturday mentioned that democracy is beneath assault and that he’s “not scared to ask questions about the relationship between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Adani Group”.

He made the remarks whereas addressing a press convention in Delhi.

“My voice is being suppressed,” Rahul Gandhi mentioned and claimed that he spoke to the Speaker towards the false accusations made by 4 ministers however was not allowed to talk.

He additionally alleged that the “relationship between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Gautam Adani is not new”.

“I will not stop asking questions about whose money is the Rs 20,000 crore that has come out from shell companies,” he added.

The senior Congress chief additional mentioned that he’s right here to defend the voice of the nation, including: “I’m not fearful of jail sentence disqualification and others. I’m not that kind of individual and they don’t perceive me.

“I am not going to back down and will stick to the principle.”

Rahul Gandhi was on Friday disqualified as member of Lok Sabha a day after conviction within the 2019 “Modi surname” defamation case.

The Gandhi scion who represents Wayanad parliamentary constituency of Kerala was disqualified beneath provisions of Article 102 (1) (e) of the Structure of India learn with Section 8 of Illustration of the People’s Act.

Rahul was on Thursday sentenced to 2 years in jail by a Surat courtroom within the case filed on a grievance by BJP MLA Purnesh Modi.

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