- Rahul Gandhi, leader of India’s Congress party, was disqualified from parliament after being sentenced to two years in prison on a defamation charge.
- Mr. Gandhi had repeatedly called for an inquiry into the relationship between Mr. Modi and Gautam Adani, a billionaire tycoon.
- India's opposition leaders have increasingly found themselves facing legal difficulties.
- Mr. Gandhi’s disqualification from parliament was condemned by other national opposition leaders.
- The increasingly Modi-stressed democracy in India is becoming less free.
The Economist — World — Indian Democracy — Politics — Legal — India
India, the world’s biggest democracy, is becoming less free
Rahul Gandhi, leader of India's Congress party, was disqualified from parliament after being sentenced to two years in prison on a defamation charge, amid accusations that the ruling party is trying to eliminate dissent in India's increasingly stressed democracy.