Rahul conviction: Cong calls meeting of senior leaders


NEW DELHI: The Congress celebration has referred to as a gathering of its steering committee members, senior leaders, state chiefs and legislative celebration leaders on Friday to plot a technique after Rahul Gandhi’s conviction by a Surat court docket.

The celebration has deliberate mega protests within the coming days, taking all like-minded events alongside.

Congress president and Leader of Opposition within the Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, has additionally referred to as a gathering of the opposition events on Friday, following which the MPs will march to the Vijay Chowk.

On the identical night, all of the state Congress presidents and legislative celebration leaders will meet to chalk out plans for nationwide protests.

In keeping with sources, the Congress management has additionally sought time to fulfill President Droupadi Murmu on this situation.

The choices have been taken at a gathering of the Congress MPs and steering committee members held at Kharge’s residence on Thursday night.

Senior Congress chief Jairam Ramesh stated, “This is not just a legal issue, but political as well since the ruling party wants to intimidate the opposition leaders.”

On Thursday morning, Rahul Gandhi was discovered responsible and sentenced to 2 years in jail in a 2019 felony defamation case over his remarks about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s surname. The Congress chief, nonetheless, was granted bail and his sentence was suspended for 30 days to permit him to attraction the Surat court docket verdict.

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