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Updated December 19th, 2023 at 14:15 IST

Kalyan Banerjee mimics Chair as Rahul Gandhi films video | Watch

Suspended Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Kalyan Banerjee mimicked Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankar on Tuesday outside the Parliament.

Manisha Roy
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New Delhi: Suspended Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Kalyan Banerjee mimicked Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankar on Tuesday outside the Parliament while Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was seen filming the video as the opposition MPs, who had been protesting outside Parliament against the mass suspension from Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, burst into laughter.

Unacceptable and shocking: Rajya Sabha Chairman on MP mimicking him

The Rajya Sabha Chairman slammed the TMC MP for mimicking him and Rahul Gandhi for recording the video. He called the entire incident ‘unacceptable and shocking’. While condemning the incident, Rajya Sabha Chairman said, “Videographing another member, mimicking the chair is not acceptable.” 

The Chairman raised the issue of mimicry of the speaker and the chairman by an MP and the videography of the act, saying this was shameful and there has to be a limit.

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The Chairman said, "I saw some time ago on TV channels... there is no limit to falling. I saw a senior leader of your party videographing the unparliamentary behaviour of another MP. He is even a bigger leader than you. I can only wish for good sense to prevail," he said, adding, "There must be some limit...At least spare some places." "The issue is that the office of chairman of Rajya Sabha and the office of speaker is very different. Political parties will have their cross-currents, they will have exchanges, but imagine a senior leader of your party videographing another member of another party. Mimicry of chairman, mimicry of Speaker... How ridiculous, how shameful, how unacceptable."

BJP hits out at Kalyan Banerjee for mimicking Chairman 

Whereas BJP MP Ravi Kishan criticised Rahul Gandhi for laughing as Banerjee mimicked the Chairman. He said that “Rahul Gandhi should opt for the role of photographer in Bhojpuri films.

The opposition MPs have been demanding a statement from Union Home Minister Amit Shah on the Parliament security breach issue and seeking the revocation of the suspension of opposition members in the house.

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Published December 19th, 2023 at 12:45 IST

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