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Lok Sabha’s proceedings were suspended after an uproar over Harsh Vardhan’s comments about Rahul Gandhi | India News

NEW DELHI: Members of the Treasury and the opposition almost reached hands at Lok Sabha on Friday when Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan condemned in “uncertain words” the “extravagant” statements of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

During question time, when Gandhi asked a question related to the establishment of medical colleges, Vardhan said that before giving the answer, he would like to make a statement about the recent comment of the leader of Congress on the Prime Minister.

Vardhan said he “condemns in clear words” Gandhi’s “extravagant” comments.

“Sir, please excuse me. Before I begin to answer this question from dear Shri Rahul Gandhi ji. I want to condemn without uncertain words the extravagant language he has used against the country’s prime minister,” he said.

Speaker Om Birla asked the minister to stick to his response.

While Vardhan continued reading the statement, congressional parliamentarians arrived at the Well protesting strongly against the minister’s decision.

One of the members of the Tamil Nadu Congress, Manickam Tagore, went to the treasure benches and tried aggressively to reach Vardhan, who was sitting in the second row.

Immediately, BJP member of Uttar Pradesh, Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, held Tagore by the arm to prevent him from reaching the union minister.

The deputy of the Congress of Kerala Hibi Eden tried to intervene.

Several parliamentarians from both sides and ministers of the Union, including Smriti Irani, prevented them from suffering blows.

“Guys, what are you doing? What’s going on?” Irani was heard saying.

Restless from the shock, Vardhan continued reading his statement.

“In a recent speech, he (Gandhi) used words like 6 mahina baad, iss desh ka yuva, Narendra Modi ko dande maar maar ke desh se bahar karenge. (After six months, the youth of the country would beat Modi with sticks and they would throw). he out), “Vardhan said.

The minister said: “I don’t think that in the worst case, our party leaders have made such extravagant personal comments against him threatening to hit him with darts (sticks) and expel him from the country.”

“The entire House present here must, in unequivocal terms, condemn its comments against our prime minister. We demand …”, he said.

He immediately adjourned the House session until 1 in the afternoon.

In response to the events at Lok Sabha, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said: “We are being stifled, we are not allowed to speak in Parliament.”

After the Chamber was closed, several parliamentarians of the BJP ruler demanded the expulsion of Tagore from the House.

“Sadan se bahar karo. Mafi mango (expel him from the House. Apologize),” BJP members were heard to say.

Another member was heard saying: “Rahul Gandhi mafi mango (Rahul must apologize)”.

Gandhi made the comments during a rally for the Delhi assembly polls.

On Thursday, the Prime Minister excavated Gandhi for his comments, saying he would increase the number of Surya Namaskars (a yoga exercise) so that his back can withstand the attack.

As soon as the Chamber met at 1 pm, Kirit Solanki, who was in the chair, postponed the process until 2 pm.

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