Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla appointed four opposition MPs to various parliamentary committees, including Rahul Gandhi. Gandhi and Amar Singh, the Congress leader, get chosen for the defense panel. Sushil Kumar Rinku, an Aam Aadmi Party member, get nominated for the agriculture, animal husbandry, and food processing committee, whereas Faizal P. P. Mohammed, an NCP member, was selected for consumer affairs, food, and public distribution. Gandhi’s defamation case led to his expulsion from the Lok Sabha, but his membership returned on August 7.
Rahul Gandhi is nominated for the Standing Committee on Defence by the LS Speaker
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Om Birla selected four opposition MPs
On Wednesday night, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla appointed four opposition MPs—two from the Congress and one from each NCP and AAP—to various parliamentary committees. The Wayanad MP served on the committee before his expulsion in March of this year.
Rahul Gandhi & Amar Singh will get appointed to the defense panel
Rahul Gandhi, the leader of the Congress, was on Wednesday chosen to the parliamentary standing committee on defense, just days after his right to vote in the Lok Sabha came back. According to a Lok Sabha bulletin, Congress MP Amar Singh has also get nominated for the committee.
Om Birla also nominated one MP from each AAP & NCP
The committee on agriculture, animal husbandry, and food processing selected Sushil Kumar Rinku, a recently elected Aam Aadmi Party member of the Lok Sabha. Rinku, the lone AAP representative in the Lower House of Parliament, recently won the Jalandhar Lok Sabha byelection.
Faizal P. P. Mohammed of the NCP, whose Lok Sabha membership returned in March, will get nominated for a position on the committee for consumer affairs, food, and public distribution.
Rahul Gandhi’s defamation case
After a Gujarat court found Mr. Gandhi guilty of the charge and sentenced him to two years in prison, he dropped from the list of eligible LS members on March 24 from March 23. A legislator becomes ineligible for any sentence of more than two years. He is the Lok Sabha’s Wayanad representative.
Following the Supreme Court’s decision to stay Mr. Gandhi’s conviction in a 2019 defamation case involving his “Modi surname” remarks, his membership in the Lok Sabha returned on August 7.