Lok Sabha membership of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi was on Monday restored by the Lok Sabha Secretariat, three days after the Supreme Court stayed his conviction in a defamation case.
In an order issued by the Lok Sabha secretariat on Monday, it was knowledgeable that in view of the Supreme Court order dated August 4, Gandhi’s disqualification, which was ordered on March 24 this 12 months, stands withdrawn.
The Supreme Court on August 4 had stayed Gandhi’s conviction in a defamation case towards him.
A Surat court docket had earlier discovered him responsible and handed him the utmost sentence of two years’ imprisonment — resulting in his disqualification from the Lok Sabha.
The Gujarat High Court had refused to remain the conviction, after which Gandhi had appealed within the Supreme Court.