NEW DELHI: Three BJP MPs on Friday moved a breach of privilege notice against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha.
The MPs claimed that Rahul’s move to observe silence to mourn death of protesting farmers without the permission of the Chair was a contempt of the House.
In a dramatic move, Rahul Gandhi had on Thursday led his party members and those from the TMC and the DMK to observe a two-minute silence by standingin the House.
Claiming that “200 farmers” have died during protests, he had said he was doing this as the government has not paid tributes to them.
This was perhaps for the first time in recent history that some members stood in silence to mourn deaths without being asked to do so by the Chair.
BJP MPs Sanjay Jaiswal, Rakesh Singh and P P Chaudhary moved notice against Rahul Gandhi.
Jaiswal said that Rahul Gandhi directed his party members to observe silence without taking permission from the Speaker. The House should take action against him, he said.
Singh alleged that Gandhi has shown an unparliamentary behaviour and that has impacted the dignity of Parliament.
He alleged that Rahul Gandhi works against the rules of Parliament.
Sharing similar views, Chaudhary said that: “It is gross misconduct and it is a serious breach of privilege”.