Jammu: Strong reaction emerged from the National Democratic Party Indian (NDPI) J&K UT today against the disqualification of Rahul Gandhi as a Member of the Parliament following his conviction and two-year jail sentence in a defamation case.
NDPI Chief Rajesh Gupta said, “the suspension of Rahul Gandhi’s Lok Sabha membership is another example of dictatorship. BJP should not forget that they had adopted the same method against Mrs. Indira Gandhi also and had to face the consequences. Rahul Gandhi will be stronger now against this dictatorship.”
NDPI leader said opposition leaders have become the prime target of the BJP in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “new India”.
“In PM Modi’s New India, Opposition leaders have become the prime target of BJP! While BJP leaders with criminal antecedents are inducted into the cabinet, Opposition leaders are disqualified for their speeches. Today, we have witnessed a new low for our constitutional democracy.”
The Opposition had been suppressed in the Parliament many time. But now, dozens of cases are filed over petty issues. If this has to continue, then let the Prime Minister and BJP alone contest all elections with no opposition. That is dictatorship,” said Gupta.