Parliamentarian faints, gives MPs much needed break

Rahul upgrades himself to the front row and sits next to his mother

The Lok Sabha was adjourned for 15 minutes, leaving ‘the debate-hardened’ leaders of various parties a good opportunity to do some light talks and  ‘bridge building’ excercise from 1 pm to 1:15 pm. 

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh walked up to opposition benches while Congress MP Rahul Gandhi  appeared by the side of his mother. AICC president Sonia Gandhi was seeen chit-chatting with one and all. Most of the MPs did not make exit and stayed in the House as it was adjourned for a short spell.

Prashant Majumdar,  an MP from RSP, fell  in his seat just after the Prime Minister finished his address to the Motion of Thanks to the President’s address and was to answer a query on Chinese strategic preparedness on borders  from BJP leader Rajnath Singh.
A few members rushed to the back-benches to help out the ailing MP with a doctor in tow.

The incident  proved to be a scene changer in the House with senior leaders breathing easy after leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj had sparred  with leader of House Pranab Mukherjee on the loss of days on account of delay in setting up a JPC on 2-G scam. 

The PM quickly crossed “the treasury line” and first said “Nameste” to SP leader Mulayam Singh Yadav  and thereafter moved to senior BJP leaders L K Advani, Sushma Swaraj and others.

Rahul who was sitting on the  back benches upgraded himself and sat next to his mother in the front row. Sonia looked on as his son shared his thoughts with some of the MPs .
As Rahul walked back to his seat, a limp in one of his legs showed up.  The young MP  was recovering from his injury which he received  during his outings last week.  Rahul had reportedly gone to South India  for holidays with over two dozen friends where he got minor injury while taking to adventure sports. 

The Lok Sabha was back on rails after the break which  had unintentionally brought warring leaders together even as  one of them was being given medical attention.

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