New Delhi, March 26
After losing his Lok Sabha membership following a two-year sentence in a 2019 defamation case, Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi told the media on Saturday that he was disqualified because Prime Minister Narendra Modi was “scared of his next speech in Parliament on industrialist Gautam Adani”.
Declaring that he was not scared of disqualification or going to jail, Rahul (52) said he would keep asking questions even if that meant disqualification for life.
Disqualify me for life or put me in jail, I will keep fighting for democracy. I will not stop,” he said.
Rahul alleged that they (BJP government) did not want him to attend Parliament. “The PM was terrified of my next speech. I see fear in his eyes. That’s the reason for the ‘distraction’ in Parliament and now my disqualification,” the former Wayanad MP said at a press conference at the AICC headquarters with top leaders, including Chief Ministers Ashok Gehlot and Bhupesh Baghel, flanking him. Claiming that he was here defending the democratic voice of the Indian people, he said, “I will continue to do that. I am not scared of these threats, disqualifications, allegations or prison sentences. These people don’t understand me yet, I am not scared of them.”