Treasury and Opposition members nearly came to blows in the Lok Sabha on Friday when the Union Health Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, condemned in 'no uncertain words' the 'outlandish' remarks made by the Congress leader, Mr. Rahul Gandhi, against the Prime Minister.
During Question Hour, when Mr. Gandhi asked a question related to establishment of medical colleges, Dr. Vardhan said before giving the answer, he would like to make a statement on the Congress leader’s recent comment on the Prime Minister. Dr. Vardhan said he 'condemns in no uncertain words' the 'outlandish' remarks of Mr. Gandhi.
'Sir, please excuse me. Before I begin answering this question of dear Shri Rahul Gandhi ji, I want to condemn in no uncertain words the outlandish language that he has used against the Prime Minister of the country,' he said. The Speaker,Mr. Om Birla, asked the minister to stick to his answer.
As Dr. Vardhan continued reading out the statement, Congress MPs came to the well strongly protesting against the minister’s move. One of the Congress members from Tamil Nadu, Mr. Manickam Tagore, came to the treasury benches and attempted to aggressively reach Dr. Vardhan, who was sitting in the second row.
Immediately, a BJP member from Uttar Pradesh, Mr. Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, held Mr. Tagore by his arm to prevent him from reaching the Minister.
Congress MP from Kerala, Mr. Hibi Eden tried to intervene.