(MENAFN- PR Newswire) WASHINGTON, May 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ --
Rahul Gandhi, India's most prominent opposition leader, will speak at a National Press Club in-person Headliners Newsmaker on Thursday, June 1 at 2 p.m.
His remarks will focus on the future of Indian democracy, freedom of speech, and sustainable and inclusive economic growth. continue reading
In March, India's lower house of parliament disqualified Gandhi as a lawmaker following his conviction and sentencing for defamation based on a 2019 speech in which he allegedly defamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a thief. He has contended the ruling is a politically motivated measure to stifle opposition and has appealed it at a higher court. Gandhi, the son of the late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, the grandson
of the late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, and the great-grandson of India's founding prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, is a vocal critic of Modi.
This Headliners event is open to credentialed media and club members. To submit a question for the speaker, please email [email protected] and put GANDHI in the subject line. The deadline for submitting questions in advance is 9 a.m. on the day of the event.
The National Press Club is located on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building at 529 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C.
PRESS CONTACT: Cecily Scott Martin for the National Press Club; [email protected] ; (202) 662-7516
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