'Rahul Gandhi's disqualification setback for now but may turn into advantage for him, Cong'

Updated: Mar 24 2023 7:45PM

New Delhi, Mar 24 (PTI) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's disqualification from Lok Sabha following his conviction in a criminal defamation case appears to have come as a setback at the moment but experts say it may turn out to be an advantage for him and his party.

The Lok Sabha Secretariat on Friday notified Gandhi's disqualification from the Lower House of Parliament, a day after a court in Surat convicted the Congress MP in a 2019 criminal defamation case and awarded him two years' imprisonment.

The Congress, however, put up a brave face and called it "a black day for Indian democracy", asserting that the battle will be fought both "legally and politically".