The Congress alleged right this moment that beneath the BJP-led Central authorities, the legal guidelines are totally different for the ruling social gathering and the opposition, and cited the instance of Amreli BJP MP Naranbhai Bhikhabhai Kachhadia, who was not disqualified regardless of being convicted in a prison case and sentenced to a three-year jail time period.
At a press convention, Congress chief and Rajya Sabha MP Shaktisinh Gohil stated Kachhadia was convicted by a Gujarat courtroom for beating up a Dalit physician in 2016 and his conviction was upheld by the Excessive Court docket. However the BJP MP was not disqualified for weeks. He lastly he bought aid from the Supreme Court docket, however not with out paying a effective, Mr Gohil sid.
The Congress chief stated whereas Kachhadia was by no means disqualified, whereas Rahul Gandhi was disqualified inside hours of his conviction by a Surat courtroom in a defamation case. Kachhadia continues to be a sitting MP.
“The legislation is equal for all as per Article 14 of the Structure. However Article 14 was violated for a BJP MP from Gujarat,” he stated, alleging that the federal government was following double requirements in disqualification of MPs.
“When it’s a BJP MP, he isn’t disqualified and the legislation is used in a different way, however in terms of a Congress MP, he’s disqualified instantly after getting the courtroom verdict,” he advised reporters.
Mr Gohil claimed that the second a better courtroom hears Rahul Gandhi’s case he’ll get aid.
He stated after Kachhadia’s conviction in 2016, Congress leaders had petitioned the President of India, the Speaker, and the Election Fee to disqualify him, however no motion was taken.
Related petitions had been written to the President, the Speaker, and the Election Fee when Kachhadia didn’t get aid from the Periods Court docket and the Excessive Court docket too refused to remain his conviction.
The Supreme Court docket accepted his apology and granted him aid after he agreed to pay a effective of Rs 5 lakh to the sufferer, Gohil stated.
The Congress chief additionally attacked the federal government for utilizing the Delhi Police to cease the social gathering’s ‘Mashal march’ on the Purple Fort on Tuesday night.