Kamal Haasan wrote a message to the Wayanad MP on Twitter, saying that the supreme court recognizes the growing outrage of the average person and upholds justice. Rahul Gandhi’s membership in the Lok Sabha was reinstated on Monday by the Secretariat after the Supreme Court on August 4 delayed his conviction in the “Modi” surname remark case. A few hours later, legendary actor and politician Kamal Haasan posted a message to the Wayanad MP on Twitter, saying that the supreme court recognizes the growing outrage of the average person and upholds justice.
Kamal Haasan tweeted, “Rahulji, Power should not exist if it cannot dispense Justice; Justice can be dispensed only if there is truth and fairness; Truth can be appreciated only if people rise up to the occasion; The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India did so in your case, Rahulji!! If power is wielded only to exhibit might, even the unaffected common people get outraged. When that happens, those in power shall realize that justice will prevail, no matter what!! The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India acknowledges the increasing outrage of the common man and ensures justice!! @RahulGandhi Satyameva Jayathe!”
The Congress leader who was kicked out of the lower house in March 2023 was given his position as the Wayanad MP back. “In continuation of Notification No. 21/4(3)/2023/TO(B), dated the 24th March, 2023, the Supreme Court of India has passed an order on 04.08.2023 in Special Leave to Appeal (Crl.) No. 8644/2023, staying the conviction of Rahul Gandhi, Member of Lok Sabha representing the Wayanad Parliamentary Constituency of Kerala, which was ordered by the judgment dated 23.03.2023 of the Court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Surat in C.C./ 18712/2019,” an official notification issued by Lok Sabha secretariat read.
“In view of order dated 04.08.2023 of the Supreme Court of India, the disqualification of Rahul Gandhi, notified vide Gazette Notification no. 21/4(3)/2023/TO(B) dated the 24th March, 2023 in terms of the provisions of Article 102(1)(e) of the Constitution of India read with Section 8 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, has ceased to operate subject to further judicial pronouncements,” it added.
In an interim ruling on Friday, the Supreme Court halted Gandhi’s conviction in the criminal defamation case involving the remark about the “Modi surname.” On an appeal from the Congress leader disputing the Gujarat High Court judgment, the top court sent notifications to the Gujarat government and the complainant in July. Rahul was sentenced to two years in prison by the Surat court for making the statement about the “Modi surname” in the criminal defamation case in which the Gujarat High Court had earlier declined to stay his conviction. Gandhi lost his seat as a member of parliament for Kerala’s Wayanad on March 24 following his conviction in the case.