New Delhi: There seems to be no end in sight to controversy over AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam!
BJP MP Subramanian Swamy, who triggered huge protests from Congress on Wednesday over his attempts to drag Sonia Gandhi in the AugustaWestland helicopter row, on Thursday again made some controversial remarks in Rajya Sabha which the Chair immediately expunged and warned him of action for unnecessary provocation.
With Congress members continuing to protest, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien asked them to return to their seats and said it was a deliberate attempt to subvert the Zero Hour.
As Kurien asked Congress members resume their seats, they wanted the Chair to ask Swamy to take his seat first.
"You cannot direct me like that. You are shouting on nothing. I have expunged (the remarks) then and there. It cannot be reported, it cannot come on TV channels," Kurien said.
With the protests continuing, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi twice went up to Swamy to convey something.
Kurien then called Naqvi to his chair and spoke to him about the continued pandemonium. Naqvi then went up to Swamy who then resumed his seat. Azad also went up to the agitating party members and prevailed upon them to resume their places.
As Congress members returned to their seats, Swamy was up on his feet again. Kurien asked him to resume his seat. "You sit down now. Come and meet me in Chamber later."
"I am not going to mention that lady's name," Swamy said in apparent reference to him yesterday dragging Sonia Gandhi.