The disqualification of Rahul Gandhi from the Parliament has resulted in the Lok Sabha constituency of Wayand falling vacant.
The Lok Sabha secretariat had earlier on the day issued a notification disqualifying the Congress leader after his conviction by a Surat court in a defamation case.
The defamation case was based on the remark, 'how come all thieves have Modi as the common surname?', which he made during a speech.
The Lok Sabha website has now shows three vacant seats: Jalandhar, Lakshadweep and Wayanad.
The Jalandhar seat fell vacant following the death of Congress member Santokh Singh Chaudhary while in Lakshadweep, NCP member Mohammad Faizal PP was disqualified recently after a conviction in an attempt to murder case.
Rahul Gandhi had won from Wayanad in the 2019 General Elections with a majority of 4,31,770 over CPI's PP Suneer.
He had also contested from Amethi, a seat he had held from 2004 till 2019. But, lost to BJP's Smriti Irani.
According to legal experts, Gandhi will have to move quickly to a superior court and get suspension of the sentence and the stay of conviction to get his Lok Sabha membership revived before the Election Commission comes into the picture and announces a by-election from his parliamentary constituency in Wayanad in Kerala.
(With PTI inputs)