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Congress MP Rajeev Shukla objects to Sushma Swaraj’s remarks on him

Rajeev Shukla said that while replying to the debate on foreign policy in the Rajya Sabha, Sushma Swaraj called him a supporter of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

india Updated: Aug 04, 2017 13:10 IST
Congress leader Rajeev Shukla speaks in the Rajya Sabha during the ongoing monsoon session. (PTI Photo / TV grab)
Congress leader Rajeev Shukla speaks in the Rajya Sabha during the ongoing monsoon session. (PTI Photo / TV grab)

Congress leader Rajeev Shukla on Friday took objection to external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj’s statement calling him a supporter of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), saying he had never advocated India giving a go-ahead to that plan.

Shukla said that while replying to the debate on foreign policy in Rajya Sabha on Thursday, Swaraj had criticised him for supporting the CPEC.

“I had not talked of CPEC during my speech,” he said, adding that the minister “does not take notes and then stands up to criticise” him.

He said he had never advocated in favour of India allowing CPEC.

Deputy chairman PJ Kurien said he will go through the records and take necessary steps.

To Naresh Agarwal (Samajwadi Party) giving privilege notice against the publication of an article in a Hindi daily having critical references to the upper house of Parliament, Kurien said his notice has been received and it is being dealt with. “Chairman is allowing (the notice),” he said.

Agarwal said he had given the notice after the Chair had directed to move a relevant notice, rather than raise it through a point of order.