The de facto leader of India’s opposition, Rahul Gandhi, has been stripped of his seat in parliament and is facing two years in prison for allegedly defaming Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Gandhi has lodged an appeal and is out on bail until a hearing on April 13. Fourteen opposition parties have banded together to petition the Supreme Court over the issue, arguing opposition politicians are being selectively targeted by federal investigative agencies. But does a jail sentence for the face of the country’s largest opposition mark a new level of government control?
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