Congress MP and former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday sent a reply to a breach of privilege notice over his remarks on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, informed Congress sources on Thursday.
As per ANI report, Rahul allegedly made ‘unparliamentary’ remarks against PM during his address in the Lok Sabha on the Motion of Thanks to the President’s joint address to the Parliament.
The Congress leader replied to the Lok Sabha Secretariat on the notice served on him on a Privilege Motion by Bharatiya Janata Party MP Nishikant Dubey and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, sources in his party informed further.
The Lok Sabha Secretariat had directed Rahul to reply to the breach of privilege notice moved by Union minister Joshi and BJP MP Dubey over his “misleading, derogatory, unparliamentary and incriminatory statements” against PM Modi in the Lower House.
Rahul was asked to submit his reply by February 15 for consideration by the Lok Sabha Speaker.
The communication by the Privileges and Ethics Branch of the Lok Sabha Secretariat was sent to the former Congress president on February 10.
“I am to request you kindly to furnish your reply/comments in the matter by February 15, 2023,” said the letter written by a Lok Sabha official.
In his speech in the Lok Sabha on February 7, Rahul made several allegations against the government over the Hindenburg-Adani row.