“It is my right to be allowed to speak”: Rahul Gandhi on not being Allowed to Speak in Parl’

NEW DELHI: Rahul Gandhi’s attempts to reply to the allegation by BJP over his London remarks were foiled as the Parliament was adjourned a minute after the former Congress President arrived. Both houses of Parliament were adjourned for the day amid sloganeering by the Treasury and Opposition benches.

“I went to Parliament this morning with the idea of putting what I said or what I feel on the floor of the House. Four ministers have raised allegations against me in Parliament. It is my right to be allowed to speak on the floor of the House. I requested the Speaker, and went to his Chamber and requested him that I would very much like to speak. I told him that people from the BJP have made allegations against me and as an MP, it is my right to speak,” Rahul told reporters at a press conference at the AICC headquarters here.

Rahul Gandhi said that he wanted to speak on the floor of the House and respond to the allegations leveled against him by four BJP ministers. Gandhi added that he is hopeful though not very sure that he would be allowed to speak in Parliament on Friday.

The former Congress chief said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is yet to reply to moot questions he asked in his last Parliament speech about the Adani Group.

Earlier today, Rahul Gandhi arrived at the Parliament at around 12:30 PM to attend the Budget Session of the Parliament. The Lok Sabha was adjourned after the House met at 11 AM and a ruckus ensued by members of the House, following which Speaker Om Birla called off the proceedings till 2 PM. As the House reconvened at 2 PM, Kirit Solanki, who was in the Chair, adjourned the House for the day, just a minute after reconvening, amid sloganeering by Opposition and treasury benches.

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