Rahul Gandhi’s bid to have his conviction in a defamation case related to his 2019 Modi surname remark suspended by the Gujarat High Court was denied today. As a result, he would still be ineligible to serve as a Lok Sabha MP. According to the High Court, the conviction is “just, proper, and legal.”
The leader of Congress will now address the Supreme Court. He is unlikely to be re-elected to parliament during the monsoon session commencing on July 20 since his disqualification remains in effect. Rahul Gandhi won’t be able to run in the election the next year if the Supreme Court also denies his motion.
His two-year sentence had previously been suspended by a court, so he won’t spend any time behind bars.