Rahul Gandhi has replaced “Member of Parliament” with “Disqualified MP” in the bio section of his Twitter account.
has updated the bio on his Twitter account following his disqualification as a Member of the Parliament. He has replaced “Member of Parliament” with “Disqualified MP” in the bio section that appears right below the account name.
“This is the official account of Rahul Gandhi | Member of the Indian National Congress | Disqualified MP,” his bio now reads.
Meanwhile, his Congress party is holding a day-long protest across the country today against his disqualification.
Mr Gandhi’s Lok Sabha membership was cancelled after he was convicted in a defamation case for remarks implying Prime Minister Narendra Modi was a criminal.
“How come all thieves have Modi as the common surname,” he had alleged remarked at a pre-election rally in Karnataka’s Kolar, a remark that the ruling BJP projected as a smear campaign against those sharing the Modi surname and the backward community.
His remarks led to multiple defamation cases in various states. A court in Gujarat, the home state of PM Modi, found him guilty on Thursday and sentenced him to two years in jail. The court, however, granted him bail for 30 days to appeal the verdict.