New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, on March 29, said no foreign diplomat has raised with him the issue of Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification from the Lok Sabha.
Speaking at an event in Delhi, Dr S Jaishankar said the fact of the matter is the disqualification of Congress MP was only an outcome of a law “supported” by the Congress party in the past.
The Minister said Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification as member of Lok Sabha happened as he refused to express regret about the disparaging remarks he made against an OBC community at a public meeting four years ago.
Meanwhile, Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju, in a tweet on March 30, said the Indian Judiciary could never be influenced by “foreign influence”.
“Thank you Rahul Gandhi for inviting foreign powers for interference into India’s internal matters. Remember, Indian Judiciary can’t be influenced by foreign interference. India won’t tolerate ‘foreign influence’ anymore because our Prime Minister is Narendra Modi,” he tweeted.
In another development, former IPL founder Lalit Modi has threatened to sue Rahul Gandhi in the UK for calling him fugitive.
“I have decided to take Rahul Gandhi to court in UK right away. I am sure he will have to come up with some solid evidence. I look forward to seeing him make a complete fool of himself,” Lalit Modi tweeted.
He also wrote – “I see just about every Tom dick and Gandhi associates again and again saying I am a fugitive of justice. Why? How? And when was I to date ever convicted of same? Unlike Pappu aka Rahul Gandhi, I am now an ordinary citizen saying it and it seems one and all opposition leaders have nothing else to do so they too are either ill informed or just vendetta prone”
Lalit Modi also mentioned names of some prominent Congress leaders and those close to Rahul Gandhi’s family who allegedly have properties abroad.