Naidu sends privilege notice against Rahul to LS Speaker

Posted on 07 January 2018 by GGS News

New Delhi : Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu today sent a privilege notice against Rahul Gandhi to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan for further action, holding that “prima facie there is an issue of privilege”, sources said.
Naidu sent the notice to the Lok Sabha Speaker for further action as Gandhi is a member of the Lower House.
A complaint against Rahul is already pending before the ethics committee of the Lok Sabha, chaired by BJP veteran LK Advani, after the speaker forwarded the same to it.
BJP leader and Rajya Sabha member Bhupinder Yadav had given the privilege notice against the Congress president over a tweet by him in which he had questioned the authority of the Rajya Sabha and its decision.
“On examination, prima facie there is an issue of privilege,” Naidu said while referring the privilege notice to the LS Speaker, sources said.
Yadav had alleged that there is a “breach of privilege” by Rahul as he used derogatory words against Finance Minister and Leader of the House Arun Jaitley, by twisting his name.
“Dear Mr Jaitlie — thank you for reminding India that our PM never means what he says or says what he means. #BJPLies,” Gandhi said, while putting out a video of the PM’s speech against his predecessor and Jaitley’s remarks made in the RS. The BJP member said the Congress president had “deliberately twisted” the spelling of Jaitley’s surname to ‘Jaitlie’, which was “highly derogatory”.


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