Rahul Gandhi To Speak At A National Press Club Headliners Newsmaker On Thursday, June 1


(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.

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Rahul Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi

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

SOURCE National Press Club

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