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“You don’t talk to me”: Sonia Gandhi to Smriti Irani in Lok Sabha amid ‘Rashtrapatni’ remark protest

Neha Singh



Smriti Irani

New Delhi: Today, Lok Sabha witnessed a tensed and uproar scenes after the House proceedings were adjourned briefly over the ruling party’s protests against Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhur’y’s ‘Rashtrapatni’ remark.

According to reports, BJP’s Smriti Irani and Sonia Gandhi too engaged in a verbal spat.

It is said that it was when Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi was accompanied by Bittu and Gaurav Gogoi, was talking to Rama Devi and was discussing about why her name was being taken.

According to sources, it was only then when BJP MP Smriti Irani approached and said, ‘Ma’am may I help you’. I have taken your name in the Parliament.” To which Sonia Gandhi said, “Don’t talk to me…”

This is said to have take place during a break in Lok Sabha, which had been adjourned amid loud protests by BJP MPs against Sonia Gandhi and Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.

Here is what Nirmala Sitharaman said:

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that some of our Lok Sabha MPs felt threatened when Sonia Gandhi came up to our senior leader Rama Devi to find out what was happening during which, one of our members approached there & she (Sonia Gandhi) said “You don’t talk to me.”

Today, the BJP members  protested against Congress MP AR Chowdhury for calling calling Droupadi Murmu “rashtrapatni”. They also sought an apology from the Congress president over Chowdhury’s remark.

Meanwhile, Congress leader AR Chowdhury said that he can’t even think of insulting the President. It was just a mistake.

He further said that if the President felt bad, then he will personally meet her & apologise.

He also said that ”They can hang me if they want. I am ready to get punished but why is she (Sonia Gandhi) being dragged in this?”