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Sushma takes PM’s seat in LS, raises eyebrows

PTI  New Delhi, August 20, 2013
First Published: 14:37 IST(20/8/2013) | Last Updated: 01:42 IST(21/8/2013)

Leader of the Opposition Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday raised eyebrows when she sat on the Prime Minister's seat in Lok Sabha.

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Swaraj walked up to the treasury benches after the first adjournment around 11:15 am and was seen enquiring about the health of Leader of the House and home minister Sushilkumar Shinde who is back after a surgery.

She sat next to him, on the seat meant for the Prime Minister, and was there for nearly five minutes.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi was sitting next to Shinde.

Later, SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, DMK leader TR Baalu, BJP's Murli Manohar Joshi, TDP leader Nama Nageshwar Rao and expelled BSP MP Vijay Bahadur Singh also went up to Shinde to enquire about his health.

Shinde, 72, underwent surgery for a lung ailment at a private hospital in Mumbai earlier this month and was away during the ongoing Monsoon session.


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