Miffed Sonia rushes to LS Well

Exhibiting rare temperament of rushing towards the Well of  the Lok Sabha, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday got terribly angry after a BJP MP made certain remarks about her family’s involvement in black money.

She was so upset that she demanded a public apology from BJP MP from Aligarh Satish Gautam for making disparaging remarks that had irked the Congress. An agitated Gandhi later said outside the Parliament House: "They can't cast aspersions on me. They said this is Sonia Gandhi's black money and that is why I reacted like this and they have to apologise".

Tempers were running high on Treasury and Opposition benches during a debate in Lok Sabha on "Reported involvement and admission of a Union minister (Sushma Swaraj) in assisting a fugitive and stand taken by government" when Gautam made a comment that was not audible to most in the House. A peeved Gandhi and her lawmakers rushed to the Well demanding action against the BJP MP and forced an adjournment at 1.47 pm, when Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge was speaking. The House was reconvened at 2.45 pm and the Speaker resolved the issue by saying that nothing was on record and rued such unwanted commentary both from the government and Opposition.

Besides Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu, who said that he was against such statements, PM Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah, too, said no remarks against the Congress president was on record. "If anything objectionable was said, it must be removed and if it is not on record, no discussion is needed," Naidu clarified.

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