New Delhi, August 04, 2023.

The Congress on Friday hailed as “strong vindication of truth” the Supreme Court ruling staying the conviction of Rahul Gandhi in a 2019 defamation case and urged Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla to restore his membership of the Lower House.

The Opposition party said the Constitution has been upheld and the BJP’s “conspiratorial hounding of Gandhi has been thoroughly exposed”.

In a big relief to Gandhi, the Supreme Court stayed his conviction in the case over his Modi surname remark, paving the way for revival of his Lok Sabha membership.