Rahul disqualification: Meghalaya Congress starts 'Jai Bharat Satyagraha'
AICC media coordinator Bobbeeta Sharma

Shillong: The opposition Congress in Meghalaya on Wednesday launched ‘Jai Bharat Satyagraha’ to protest against the disqualification of its leader Rahul Gandhi from Lok Sabha.

AICC media coordinator Bobbeeta Sharma told reporters that the programme will continue till April 8.

During this period, a series of street corner meetings will be organised, she said.

Sharma said that the Congress would do everything to save democracy of the country, alleging that the BJP-led government at the Centre is “willing to destroy democracy”.

“Rahul Gandhi has been targeted because he asked PM Modi ji about the Adani group,” the Congress leader said.

Gandhi, representing Wayanad parliamentary constituency in Kerala, was on March 24 disqualified from the Lok Sabha, a day after his conviction in a defamation case by a court in Surat in Gujarat.

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The Opposition has been demanding a joint parliamentary committee probe or a Supreme Court-monitored investigation into the allegations of fraud and manipulation made by Hindenburg Research against Adani’s companies that triggered an unprecedented stock crash.

The group has denied the charges.

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