Cong files a privilege complaint against Rajnath Singh about his remarks on Rahul
The Defence Minister Rajnath Singh was accused of breaking Rules 352 (vii) and 353 of the Lok Sabha's Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business on March 13 when he made a comment against Rahul Gandhi. Congressman Manickam Tagore filed a privilege notice against Singh on Wednesday.
The notification said that Rajnath Singh addressed the Lok Sabha when Parliament was called to order and the members were gathered in the House and, without providing prior notice, made derogatory allegations about Congress leader and MP Rahul Gandhi.
"These false accusations were used to justify Shri Rajnath Singh's defamatory utterances, which were even reiterated by a number of lawmakers. Alarmingly, as Shri Rahul Gandhi has not been given the chance to defend himself or counter the claims made against him, such blatant character assassination of a member of parliament is not only permitted but encouraged.
According to the notification, Singh hasn't given any information about where he got the information for his defamatory and dishonorable assertions against Rahul Gandhi, nor has he supplied any documentary or similar proof to back them up.
Thus, it said, "Shri Rajnath Singh has plainly breached Rule 352 (ii) and Rule 353 of the L.S Rules and the case needs to be brought up for action against the said Member on priority.