Right to ask supplementary question taken away as speaker did not allow it, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday said his right to ask a supplementary question in Lok Sabha was taken away as Speaker Om Birla did not allow it

 Congress leader Rahul Gandhi (File Photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi (File Photo)
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday said his right to ask a supplementary question in Lok Sabha was taken away as Speaker Om Birla did not allow it.

He said he was hurt by the action as it was the duty of the speaker to protect his right to speak and ask a supplementary question.

Rahul Gandhi was asking the government to name wilful bank loan defaulters, but was not allowed another supplementary question amid uproar in the lower house.

"I was not allowed to ask supplementary question in Lok Sabha, this takes away my right as MP," Rahul Gandhi told reporters outside Parliament.

He also asked why the government is scared of naming wilful bank loan defaulters.

Earlier, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi asked in Lok Sabha the names of top 50 wilful defaulters

The question was listed at serial number 305.

Rahul Gandhi asked that government to give the names and what steps the government has taken to recover loans from the defaulters.

"Prime Minister says that those who have taken loans from the banks and have fled from the country will be brought back to India. I asked for the names of those who have defaulted, but I did not get any reply. My question is who are the 50 top wilful defaulters," Rahul said in the Lok Sabha.

Minister of State for Finance rose to reply to Rahul Gandhi's question, but the Congress leaders objected and demanded answers from the Finance Minister. To this, the Speaker said that the MoS can reply to the question.

The MoS finance Anurag Thakur said that the names are on the site and the most of the advances have been given during the UPA government.

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Published: 16 Mar 2020, 1:25 PM