Will take legal recourse as there is no automatic disqualification: Congress

Citing the chronology of the case, party leader and senior lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi says that Gandhi spoke on February 7 and after 9 days on February 16, the complainant got vacated his own stay from the High Court and on February 27, the final hearing begans and on March 17, the judgement was reserved.

Rahul Gandhi

The Congress on Friday said that it will take legal recourse in the matter of party leader Rahul Gandhi's disqualification from the Lok Sabha but noted this takes time and it is not surprised the way things have moved fast in this particular case.

Addressing a press conference, party leader and senior lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi, citing the Lok Prahari case, said that there is no automatic disqualification as Article 103 of the Constitution states that only the President has to power to disqualify after taking advice of the Election Commission.