Slip of tongue by Dy Chairman gives jitters to UPA



New Delhi: A slip of tongue by Deputy Chairman K Rahman Khan gave jitters to UPA in the Rajya Sabha when he was about to declare that the amendments on NCTC reference in the Motion of Thanks to President's Address moved by the opposition had been passed.

As the four amendments on NCTC were put to voice vote, Khan had a slip of tongue and said, "I think the Ayes have it, the Ayes have it..." sending members in the opposition into peals of laughter.

Realising the gaffe, Khan immediately corrected himself, saying "I have not said it...I think the Noes have it, the Noes have it".

There were some lighter moments later too when S S Ahluwalia (BJP) told the Chair that all Lok Sabha members should go out of the House, as they were not members of this House.

The Chair, however, said that they are ministers and hence there is no need for them to go out of the House even during voting.

BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu then pointed out at Minister of State for PMO V Narayanasamy, who was chatting with members of DMK and some other parties, as the process of voting on amendments commenced.

"Narayanasamy is campaigning....he is going from seat to seat," he told the Chair.

PTI