BJP moves privilege motion against Rahul Gandhi for “mocking” Arun Jaitley’s name in a tweet


The BJP lawmaker accused Congress president Rahul Gandhi of “intentionally twisting” Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s name by spelling it as “Jaitlie” in his tweet, who moved a notice on Thursday in parliament against the Congress president. The Rajya Sabha chairman is scrutinizing where the 47-year-old party president purposely misspelled Jaitley’s name to mock him, which is alleged by BJP lawmaker Bhupendra Yadav.

The RS chairman Venkaiah Naidu said in the house that “The notice given by Bhupendra Yadav regarding a privilege motion is before me. I have to examine it and then take a view. I will go through the privilege motion and take an appropriate decision”. The Gandhi’s tweet was posted on Wednesday, hours following the government and the opposition worked out a conflict to end the regular protests against PM Modi’s remarks denoting a conspiracy between Congress leaders and Pakistan to defeat the BJP in Gujarat. “The Prime Minister in his speeches didn’t question, nor meant to question the commitment to this nation of either former PM Manmohan Singh or former Vice President Hamid Ansari, any such perception is erroneous, we hold these leaders in high esteem, as well as their commitment to India,” the FM said in the Rajya Sabha.

Following to Jaitely’s words in the house, Rahul Gandhi tweeted, “Dear Mr. Jaitlie – thank you for reminding India that our PM never means what he says or says what he means.” The BJP lawmaker Bhupendra Yadav said the Congress chief had “intentionally, maliciously and disrespectfully twisted” the finance minister’s name. He appealed that it must be seen as a breach of privilege. “Anybody outside commenting on that agreement is not fair and good for the House and for the system also. Anyhow, whatever it is, I will be going through the privilege motion and take an appropriate decision,” the RS chairman Naidu said.


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