Gossiping MPs face Chair’s wrath in LS

New Delhi: A bunch of gossiping members from the Treasury benches today attracted the ire of the Deputy Speaker in the Lok Sabha who asked them to go out if they have to talk.

As the House was discussing amendments to the Negotiable Instruments Act, Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai said members from the Treasury side were talking in the House when an important bill was being discussed.

“Please sit outside, if you have to talk…I am hearing voices from this (treasury) side only…I am sorry to say that…,” he said.

As some senior members asked their colleagues to maintain silence, members from Congress retorted “BJP members are gossiping (gappe lada rahe hain)”.

Several BJP members, mostly seated in the back rows, were seen chatting for quite some time. Some women MPs of the party were also seen talking in a separate group.

Today was the last day of the over three month long Budget Session.