New Delhi: Lok Sabha on Monday witnessed some lighter moments when Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav and BJP`s Yogi Aditya Nath took potshots at each other during the debate on the Food Security Bill.
Participating in the debate, Yadav, who was NDA convener before the JD (U) parted ways with BJP recently, praised Congress President Sonia Gandhi for "speaking in the language of the country" on the bill.
"I felt good to see that Sonia Gandhi spoke in the language of the country. People of the country also understand the language very well," he said.
This prompted Aditya Nath to take a dig at the JD-U president, saying Yadav`s showering of praises on Gandhi is "match-fixing".
Sarcastically responding to Yogi, Yadav said "match is not fixed" and the BJP`s sanyasi MP from Gorakhpur is safe in the House when all his colleague saints who participated in VHP`s Ayodhya yatra are behind bars in Uttar Pradesh.
"All the saints are behind the bars. Yogiji is sitting with us here," he said.
The House also witnessed DMK`s TR Baalu telling Basudeb Acharia of CPI(M) to look at "your Russia" when comparing Human Development Index of India and other countries.
Baalu made this remark when Acharia, who was chairing the debate, asked him to wind up his debate as the time allocated was over.
The chair faced criticism from Congress MPs including Union minister Jairam Ramesh when Acharia remarked that "Left Parties extended support to UPA-I" for formulating the policies like MNREGA.
He made this remarks after Baalu referred to policies implemented during the first UPA government`s period including MNREGA, NRHM and Sarva Siksha Abhiyan.
When Congress MPs said that chair should not make such remarks, Acharia said this was "observation made by the chair".