Naidu to soon decide on privilege notice against Rahul

Naidu to soon decide on privilege notice against Rahul

Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said he will take "necessary decision" at the earliest on a privilege notice served by BJP MP Bhupinder Yadav against Congress President Rahul Gandhi.

He, however, said the matter fell under the purview of the Lok Sabha.

On December 28, Yadav had given a notice under Rule 187, alleging that the Congress president had "intentionally, maliciously and disrespectfully twisted" the name of Leader of the House and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in a tweet.

Rahul, a Lok Sabha member, had tweeted in connection with Jaitley's statement after an agreement to end an impasse in the Upper House was reached between the treasury and Opposition benches over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks against his predecessor Manmohan Singh during the Gujarat Assembly election campaign.

During the Zero Hour on the last day of the Winter Session on Friday, Yadav wanted to know the fate of his privilege notice, and Naidu said it was under consideration.

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