(New Delhi)Hanuman’s Remarks on Gandhi Family Led LS Adjourned:Corona Virus
Lok Sabha on Thursday witnessed uproar over a controversial remark by a RLP MP, who is a BJP ally, against the Gandhi family during a discussion on coronavirus, leading to adjournment of proceedings for over an hour.
Congress members stormed the Well of the House as soon as Hanuman Beniwal said there should be a probe on whether coronavirus is being spread from the “home” of Congress President Sonia Gandhi as a large number of people who were found to be affected by the virus are from Italy.
Fourteen Italians have tested positive for coronavirus in India.
“Earlier, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said that party leader Rahul Gandhi had forewarned the government on the impending threat from coronavirus. There should be a probe to find out if the spread of the virus originated from Sonia Gandhi’s home,” the Rajasthan MP remarked.
With this, the Congress members rushed to the Well of the House strongly protesting and shouting slogans, tearing papers and throwing some on the table of the Speaker.
Rajendra Agarwal, who was in the chair, immediately adjourned the House till 2 pm.
Leaders of various parties were speaking in Lok Sabha after Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan made a statement on steps taken by the government to control spread of coronavirus.
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[New Delhi] Congress Top Brass Received a Blow From HC in National Herald Case.
In a blow to Aggressive Congress President Smt Sonia Gandhi and her Active son Rahul Gandhi, Delhi High Court today dismissed their pleas challenging summons issued to them in the National Herald case in which they have to appear before the trial court tomorrow.
“Petitions are dismissed,” Justice Sunil Gaur said in his judgement while also declining another of their plea for exemption from personal appearance in the lower court.
The Gandhis and the other five accused–Suman Dubey+Moti Lal Vohra+Oscar Fernandez+Sam Pitroda +Young India Ltd–will have to appear in the trial court tomorrow, before which the case will come up.
It also refused to extend the August 6, 2014 interim order by which the summons were stayed.
“No,” Justice Gaur said in response to oral pleas by senior advocate Harin Raval, appearing for the accused, that either an exemption from personal appearance be granted or the August 6, 2014 order staying the summons be extended.
The court, in its judgement, has also questioned the need for extending interest-free loan to Associated Journals Ltd (AJL) the publishers of National Herald. “Where was need to extend interest free loan,”
The trial court had on June 26 last year summoned all the above accused to appear before it on August 7, 2014 on Swamy’s complaint.
The Congress leaders had, thereafter, on July 30, 2014, moved the high court which had stayed the summons on August 6 last year.
Thereafter, on December 15, 2014, the court had stayed the summons till final disposal of the petitions.
The summons were issued on a criminal complaint lodged by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy for alleged cheating and misappropriation of funds in acquiring ownership of now-defunct daily National Herald.
[New Delhi]Smt SoniaGandhi May Serve Political Recipe To Party’s 112 Parliamentarians In a Dinner On May 6
Congress President Smt Sonia Gandhi has called party MPs for dinner on May 6, which will provide an opportunity to her as well as Rahul Gandhi to have an interaction with the l party MPs on the political situation, especially the issues like Farmer Land Bill.
The meeting has been convened at a time when V P Rahul Gandhi after his 57-day absence, is in an assertive mode, both inside and outside the Parliament.
Congress has so far not held its parliamentary party meeting and as such the dinner meeting could be the first occasion for a larger interaction of party MPs with Rahul Gandhi, who came back on April 15 from his near two-month long break from politics.
Lok Sabha MPs are meeting the Congress President separately also on May 5.
44 MPs in Lok Sabha and
68 in the Rajya Sabha.
The party, led by Rahul Gandhi has recently taken an aggresive posture on farmers’ issues especially the land bill and has been trying to paint the government as “anti farmer”.
The Congress President, who is also the Chairperson of the Congress Parliamentary Party usually hosts a dinner for MPs twice in a year duing Budget Session+ Winter Session.