Rajeev Kumar: The court has given 30 days time to Rahul Gandhi. CEC Rajeev Kumar said that he is in no hurry regarding the Wayanad constituency bypoll. As per the Representation of the People Act 1951, there will be a period of six months for holding the by-election.
New Delhi: It may be known that the Lok Sabha Secretariat has disqualified Rahul Gandhi, who is serving a two-year sentence in a criminal damage case. In this context, it is being speculated that the Central Election Commission will announce the date of by-election for the seat of Wayanad (Wayanad) constituency of Kerala represented by Rahul. However, CEC Rajeev Kumar has given clarification on this issue. He said that there is no hurry in this matter. He was responding to a question asked by reporters during the announcement of Karnataka assembly election dates.
CEC Rajeev Kumar said that the schedule of vacant posts till February this year has been released. Rajiv Kumar said that Rahul Gandhi’s vacancy was notified in March and he was given 30 days to appeal in the court. As per the Representation of the People Act, 1951, bye-elections can be held within six months of the vacancy.
Rahul got into trouble with the verdict given by the Surat court in the defamation case. Due to this he had to cancel his Lok Sabha membership. But if he gets a stay in this matter, then the membership is likely to be restored. In such a situation, there is no need for a by-election. However, Lakshadweep MP Faisal, who was disqualified like Rahul, was today reinstated as a member of the Lok Sabha.