Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

In a veiled remark towards the Gandhi family, Mahajan said in Lok Sabha, "Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury is himself nirbal (powerless) for only standing up for a woman of a family and fighting for her honour and security."

"Not so much talking as woman, I am Nirmala and will remain so ... We will remain Sabla. In our party, all are Sabla," Nirmala said adding that there was no question of being 'Nirbala'.

"We do have a lot of respect for you, but sometimes we wonder if it wouldn't be more apt to address you as 'Nirbala' Sitharaman instead of Nirmala Sitharaman," said Chowdhury in the Lok Sabha.

Chowdhury's comment comes at a time when Union Minister Shah is discussing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill with the members of political parties and the civil society organisations from the northeastern states.

The Supreme Court on Sunday issued notices to the Maharashtra government, state Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, his deputy Ajit Pawar and the Centre, asking for relevant documents and letters of support from MLAs by 10 am on November 25. (ANI)

DMK leader TR Baalu also sought to raise the issue saying that there was threat perception to the Gandhi family. Choudhury said that the Gandhi family had SPG security cover since 1991 and the BJP-led NDA governments in the past had not taken such a step.

Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury put the party leaders in a spot when he asked in Lok Sabha, “Is Kashmir and internal matter?”

Moments after the Home Minister moved a resolution in Lok Sabha to revoke Article 370 and a bill to bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir, the House witnessed huge ruckus and pandemonium.

The Rajya Sabha on Monday adopted resolutions to scrap Article 370 and Article 35A in Jammu and Kashmir. The house also passed the reservation bill and the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Bill, 2019 by voice vote.

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury led the party’s protest in Lok Sabha over scrapping of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir but left the party embarrassed and red-faced with his highly objectionable remarks.