Will not tolerate insult to my post: Rajya Sabha Chairman

New Delhi: Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar said he will not tolerate insults to his post after he was mimicked by Trinamool Congress MP Kalyan Banerjee outside the parliament and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi filming the act.

Earlier in the day, Dhankar shared a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, in which he mentioned his telephonic conversation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi who described the incident as a “personal attack”.

“He (PM Modi) expressed great pain over the abject theatrics of some Honorable MPs and that too in the sacred Parliament complex…,” Dhankar said.

“He told me that he has been at the receiving end of such insults for twenty years and counting but the fact that it could happen to a Constitutional office like the Vice President of India and that too in the Parliament was unfortunate,” Dhankar said.

On December 19, videos from outside the Parliament that went viral showed Rahul Gandhi filming Serampore MP Kalyan Banerjee mimicking Dhankar as opposition MPs, who were protesting outside Parliament against the mass suspension from Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, burst into laughter.

Dhankar slammed Rahul Gandhi without taking his name for filming a video of Banerjee mimicking the RS Chair outside Parliament.

Image courtesy of indiatoday.com

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