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What does Rahul Gandhi’s conviction mean for Indian politics?

India’s main opposition leader Rahul Gandhi has been expelled from parliament and sentenced to two years in jail.

Gandhi was convicted over a speech that a court said defamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

But is this fair or proportional? Or is it a sign of increasing political repression?

Presenter: Adrian Finighan


Sudhanshu Mittal – Senior leader and Bharatiya Janata Party politician

Supriya Shrinate – National spokesperson for the Indian National Congress Party