When Congress president Sonia Gandhi rushed into Well of Lok Sabha
In an unusual move, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday rushed into the Well of Lok Sabha after a remark against her by a BJP member left her reeling with anger.
New Delhi: In an unusual move, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday rushed into the Well of Lok Sabha after a remark against her by a BJP member left her reeling with anger.
Other Congress members also rushed into the Well of the House along with Sonia and protested vigorously.
This led to an abrupt adjournment of the Lower House for about an hour.
All hell broke loose when a BJP member made certain remark against Gandhi in the context of black money when Leader of Congress Mallikarjun Kharge was speaking on the Lalit Modi controversy.
Incensed by the remark, the Congress President was heard saying, "kya bola (what did he say)?", as per PTI.
While protesting, she addressed Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and said, "What is this?"
The Speaker said she was not aware what was said in the din and if there was anything unparliamentary, she would expunge it from the proceedings.
Kharge insisted that nothing short of an apology was acceptable.
When the House re-assembled, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said no allegation should be made by anybody against any member, particularly an important leader, may it be the Congress president, the Prime Minister or the BJP president.
He said the remark against Gandhi had, in any case, not gone on record.
(With Agency inputs)