The Lok Sabha Secretariat has requested that Congress leader Rahul Gandhi respond by February 15 to the “breach of privilege” letters issued by BJP members of parliament about his remarks about Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the House.
In a February 10 letter to Gandhi, the secretariat requested that he react to the notices submitted by Nishikant Dubey and Pralhad Joshi, who is also the minister of parliamentary affairs. Gandhi spoke on the Hindenburg-Adani problem in his statement on the “Motion of Thanks on the President’s Address” on Tuesday, equating the expansion in tycoon Gautam Adani’s fortune to the rise to power of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In total, Speaker Om Birla deleted 18 remarks made by Gandhi, a representative from Wayanad.
In their notifications to the Speaker, both BJP leaders stated that Gandhi’s remarks were “misleading, insulting, vulgar, unparliamentary, undignified, and incriminating” to the “dignity of the House and the Honourable Prime Minister.”