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Rahul Gandhi updates Twitter bio, describes himself as 'Dis'Qualified MP'

Even though Gandhi is yet to file a review petition, the Congress has said it would fight it legally and politically

PTI New Delhi Published 26.03.23, 01:41 PM
Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi File image

Following his disqualification from the Lok Sabha, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday changed his bio on Twitter where he described himself as a "Dis'Qualified MP".

He also wrote "Dis'Qualified MP" on his official Wayanad Twitter account as reported by PTI.


Gandhi was disqualified from the Lok Sabha on Friday, a day after a court in Gujarat's Surat convicted him in a 2019 defamation case over his “How all these thieves bear the same surname ‘Modi’” comment.

The disqualification will prevent Gandhi (52), a four-time MP, from contesting elections for eight years unless a higher court stays the conviction. Even though Gandhi is yet to file a review petition, Congress has said it would fight it legally and politically.

The Congress leader said the reason behind the move to get him disqualified from Parliament was his questioning of Narendra Modi’s relationship with businessman Gautam Adani, and asserted that the Prime Minister was “scared”.

The former Congress president declared he would keep questioning this “partnership” and that he was not afraid of threats, disqualification or prison.

“Somebody has invested Rs 20,000 crore ($2.5 billion) in the Adani group through shell companies. That money doesn’t belong to Adani. Whose money is this?” he asked.

Reacting to the BJP’s accusation that he had defamed OBCs with his 2019 comment, Gandhi hit back saying “The issue is not OBC or what I said in London. I didn’t ask for the intervention of foreign powers and the ministers are lying. The issue is from where the Rs 20,000 crore came. I will keep asking this question.”

The Congress has said that Rahul Gandhi is not alone and millions of Congressmen and people irrespective of their political affiliations will join him in this fight for truth and justice.

To this end, the Congress on Sunday began a day-long "Sankalp Satyagraha" at Delhi's Rajghat in support of Rahul Gandhi following his disqualification from the Lok Sabha.

Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge, general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, senior leaders KC Venugopal, P Chidambaram and Salman Khurshid were among the party's top brass taking part in the satyagraha at Rajghat.

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