Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was today reinstated to the parliament following a stay on his conviction in a criminal defamation case over his ‘Modi’ surname remark.
Mr Gandhi will be back in the Lok Sabha, representing his constituency Wayanad, at a time when the parliament has seen repeated disruptions over the Opposition bloc INDIA’s demand for a dedicated discussion on violence in Manipur prefaced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement on the same.
Following restoration of his membership, the Congress said it would like him to be a key speaker in the debate on no-confidence motion likely to be taken up in Lok Sabha on Tuesday.
Rahul Gandhi reached Parliament where the Monsoon session is ongoing. He received a grand welcome from several Opposition MPs while he entered the premises. The Gandhi scion offered his prayers in front of the statue of Mahatma Gandhi.