Extending help to Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi, Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra on Thursday claimed that the Congress chief was heckled by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs.
NEW DELHI: Extending help to Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi, Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra on Thursday claimed that the Congress chief was heckled by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs.
Moitra, in a tweet, stated Sonia Gandhi was “encircled and heckled” when she tried to talk to BJP parliamentarian Rama Devi who was upset over Congress ground chief within the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury’s “Rashtrapatni” comment.
“Was in Lok Sabha when a 75 year old lady senior leader encircled & heckled pack-wolf style when all she did was walk over & speak (masked) to another senior lady panel chairperson. Disgusted to read BJP lies & false version in press, ” tweeted Moitra.
“All rules in Lok Sabha always only for Opposition. Today as soon as LS started before Speaker could even say ‘Baithiye’, mic was hijacked by BJP for 10 minute tirade. Different strokes for different folks,” she added.
Sonia Gandhi on Thursday stated she was unnecessarily being dragged into the controversy surrounding the ‘Rashtrapatni’ comment, saying Chowdhury has already apologised.
Chowdhury on Wednesday courted controversy after he referred to President Droupadi Murmu as ‘Rashtrapatni’ within the Decrease Home.
After the Home adjourned on Thursday, Gandhi walked as much as an agitated Rama Devi and reportedly requested her if he has already apologised, why was she being dragged into it?
When Union Minister Smriti Irani, who was additionally current, tried to intervene, Gandhi requested her to not communicate to her.
Later, Supriya Sule of the NCP and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi pacified the agitated members, sources stated.
Taking to Twitter, senior Congress chief Jairam Ramesh stated: “Atrocious and outrageous behavior by Union Minister Smriti Irani in the Lok Sabha today! But will she be pulled up by the Speaker? Are rules only meant for the Opposition?”
The Congress has alleged that Sonia Gandhi was heckled and the BJP ought to apologise on the difficulty and stated that the BJP is twisting the information.
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