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Rahul Gandhi Removes ‘Disqualified MP’ from Handle After Restoration of Membership

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi took swift action to amend his official X handle (formerly Twitter) on Monday after the restoration of his membership in Parliament. He removed the label ‘Disqualified MP’ and replaced it with ‘Member of Parliament’ following the Lok Sabha Secretariat’s order. Earlier, in compliance with a Supreme Court order dated August 4, Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification, imposed on March 24 this year, was withdrawn.

The news was met with jubilation among party MPs, who welcomed him back in Parliament with slogans and distributed sweets in celebration. After the Supreme Court stayed his conviction in a defamation case on Friday, his membership was reinstated by the Lok Sabha Secretariat, paving the way for his return.

On Monday, Rahul Gandhi was greeted with slogans as he arrived at the Lok Sabha, and he commenced his day by offering prayers at Mahatma Gandhi’s statue in Parliament. Subsequently, he participated in the Lok Sabha proceedings.

It is noteworthy that Rahul Gandhi had removed ‘MP’ from his bio after being disqualified due to his conviction in the ‘Modi surname’ remarks case by a Surat court on March 23. However, his disqualification was later lifted after the Supreme Court ruled that the trial judge had not provided sufficient reasons for the maximum punishment of two years in the case.