NEW DELHI: In a major setback to former Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Gujarat High Court on Friday dismissed his plea seeking a stay on conviction in a case related to the Modi surname. The dismissal of the plea by the high court would mean that the Congress leader will continue to remain disqualified from the Lok Sabha.
According to details, Rahul Gandhi had moved the Gujarat high court after the Surat court denied to grant a stay on conviction in the Modi surname case.
The high court, however, dismissed the Congress leader’s request to stay his conviction in the case. The court order has come as a major blow to Rahul Gandhi as he will continue to remain disqualified from the Lok Sabha.
The court stated that he js seeking a stay on conviction on absolutely non-existent grounds.
It stated that stay on conviction is not a rule. As many as 10 cases are pending against him. It is needed to have purity in politics. A complaint has been filed against (Gandhi) by the grandson of Veer Savarkar in Pune Court after Gandhi used terms against Veer Savarkar at Cambridge”
It also said that refusal to stay conviction would not in any way result in injustice to the applicant. “There are no reasonable grounds to stay conviction. The conviction is just, proper and legal,” the court said. (AGENCIES)
The Dispatch is present across a number of social media platforms. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for exciting videos; join us on Facebook, Intagram and Twitter for quick updates and discussions. We are also available on the Telegram. Follow us on Pinterest for thousands of pictures and graphics. We care to respond to text messages on WhatsApp at 8082480136 [No calls accepted]. To contribute an article or pitch a story idea, write to us at [email protected] |Click to know more about The Dispatch, our standards and policies