New Delhi: Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Saturday stated he has despatched all paperwork pertaining to revocation of Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification from Lok Sabha to the Speaker and his membership needs to be restored instantly.
He stated Speaker Om Birla ought to restore his membership with the identical tempo as he was disqualified after a Gujarat courtroom convicted him in a defamation case pertaining to Modi surname remarks.
Chowdhury stated he had known as the Speaker final night time in addition to this morning and later despatched the paperwork to the Speaker’s workplace for the reason that Secretary Common’s workplace was closed resulting from a vacation.
“Rahul Gandhi’s Parliament Lok Sabha membership needs to be reinstated with the identical tempo and swiftness as he was disqualified,” the Congress chief in Lok Sabha stated, including he hoped this may be carried out earlier than Lok Sabha sits on Monday.
Congress normal secretary Jairam Ramesh stated 26 hours after Gandhi was “convicted” by the classes Courtroom in Surat, the notification of his disqualification as MP was issued.
“26 hours have handed for the reason that Supreme Courtroom stayed his wholly unjustified conviction. Why hasn’t his place as MP been restored but,” he questioned on Twitter.
“Is the Prime Minister afraid of his participation within the No Confidence Movement,” he additionally requested.
“The Supreme Courtroom has stayed the conviction of Rahul Gandhi, which suggests he needs to be allowed to attend Parliament,” Ramesh stated.
Chowdhury stated the speaker instructed him to satisfy the secretary normal and hand over the paperwork.
He lamented that the secretary normal instructed him that since his workplace was closed resulting from a vacation, the paperwork needs to be despatched by put up.
“We now have handed over the paperwork, which have been acquired by the Lok Sabha secretariat however they haven’t issued any receipt.
Chowdhury stated at 2.05 PM on Friday, he had instructed the home for revocation of Gandhi’s disqualification after which went to the Speaker’s residence and apprised him of the reduction granted by the courtroom to Gandhi.
“I even spoke to the Speaker at night time,” he stated.
Requested if he feared deliberate delay on the a part of authorities, he stated, “My intention is to not put anybody within the dock and the Speaker is revered by all.” “We’re solely looking for our rights, because it was taken away on the courtroom’s orders and now he has acquired reduction on courtroom orders, we solely need our proper to be restored. They will take any authorized recommendation and this needs to be carried out right this moment or tomorrow,” he stated.
“We now have acquired impatient that Rahul Gandhi ought to get justice and the Supreme Courtroom has granted reduction. His rights needs to be restored and our demand is that his rights needs to be protected,” he stated.
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