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New Delhi: The Congress reportedly will move the Supreme Court on Monday if the Parliament does not revoke the disqualification that was imposed on Rahul Gandhi after the Supreme Court's stay on his conviction related to the Modi surname remark.
At the same time, the party also demanded the disqualification of BJP MP Ram Shankar Katheria, who was recently sentenced to two years imprisonment in connection with an assault and rioting case.
Congress leader Kamal Nath emphasized that the law should be equally applied to all individuals and drew a distinction between Katheria's actions and the accusations against Rahul Gandhi.
Meanwhile, Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge taking on Prime Minister over his Quit India comment termed PM Modi’s references to the 'Quit India' movement, asserting that it was the victory of the INDIA alliance that the Prime Minister was recalling a movement that his party's "political ancestors" had once "opposed".
Kharge also accused Modi of propagating "divisive" and "negative" politics over the past decade. This counterattack was part of Congress's efforts to rally support from its allies on the issue of Rahul Gandhi's reinstatement as a Member of Parliament.
The Congress has been critical of the delay in restoring Rahul Gandhi's Lok Sabha membership and emphasized that any further postponement would defy the spirit of the Supreme Court's order.
CPI General Secretary D Raja questioned the apparent swiftness in disqualifying Rahul Gandhi while BJP MP Ram Shankar Katheria's situation remained unresolved. The Congress' allies, including Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin and TMC MP Mahua Moitra, also joined the chorus, demanding the immediate restoration of Rahul Gandhi's MP status in line with the Supreme Court's decision.
In his scathing Twitter post aimed at Prime Minister Modi, Kharge criticized the latter's tenure, citing unemployment, rising prices, economic inequality, poverty, and insecurity for women as the outcomes of his governance.
Kharge highlighted incidents of violence in Manipur and Nuh, blaming Modi's divisive politics for exacerbating community tensions and lamenting the loss of lives in the conflicts.
The Congress president accused Modi's government of indulging in political grandstanding through frequent inauguration events while ignoring critical issues plaguing the nation. Kharge's remarks insinuated that Modi's administration was more focused on politics than problem-solving and had a tendency to attack the opposition.
The ongoing verbal duel between the Congress and the BJP has once again brought attention to the broader political landscape in India. As the Congress pushes for Rahul Gandhi's swift reinstatement and attempts to rally support from its allies, the BJP faces growing scrutiny over its handling of the situation and its members' legal troubles.
As Rahul Gandhi's potential participation in the no-confidence motion debate looms, the political atmosphere remains charged, with both parties vying to shape public perception and secure their respective positions.