Congress leaders, Pralhad Joshi meet LS speaker after uproar in House

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New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan speaks in the Lok Sabha during the Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. (LSTV/PTI Photo)

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan speaks in the Lok Sabha during the Budget Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. (LSTV/PTI Photo)

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Friday held separate meetings with Congress leaders and Union Minister Pralhad Joshi following an uproar in the House over BJP MP Harsh Vardhan’s comments on Rahul Gandhi.

Rahul Gandhi and Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury were the Congress leaders who met Speaker Om Birla.

Lok Sabha proceedings were adjourned during the Question Hour this morning after Harsh Vardhan “condemned” Rahul Gandhi’s statement that the youth will beat up Prime Minister Narendra Modi with sticks.

Vardhan said while he would respond to the question asked by Gandhi, he would first read the statement. This led to the uproar.

While Rahul Gandhi and Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury flagged their views before the Speaker, Pralhad Joshi, and later Harsh Vardhan met Om Birla.

The House was adjourned for the day at 2 pm.

(PTI)