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No-confidence motion: BJP moves privilege motion against Rahul Gandhi for ‘misleading’ Parliament

The Congress president was speaking during the no-confidence motion against the Modi government moved by the TDP

india Updated: Jul 20, 2018 22:40 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Congress president Rahul Gandhi speaking during the no-confidence motion debate in the Lok Sabha on Friday.(PTI Photo)

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) submitted a privilege notice against Congress President Rahul Gandhi for “misleading” Parliament during the no-confidence motion debate in the Lok Sabha on Friday.

During his speech in Parliament, Gandhi launched a personal attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi , alleging that a businessman friend of Modi benefitted to the tune of ₹45,000 crore in the Rafale deal

“While participating in the discussion, he made serious, baseless and wild allegations against the government and particularly against the Prime Minister with regard to Rafale deal,” said a statement from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Prahlad Joshi, who moved the privilege notice against the Congress chief.

“...(Rahul Gandhi’s) statement was baseless, malicious and amounting to bring disrepute to the PM and the Defence Minister, it was made to mislead the Members and the House,” the BJP leader’s statement added.

The proceedings in the Lok Sabha had to be adjourned for about 10 minutes after treasury benches created an uproar over Gandhi’s remark.

(With agency inputs)

First Published: Jul 20, 2018 13:44 IST