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"Why are you beating me," TDP MP asks Kharge in LS


Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Congress Leader Mallikarjun Kharge was stunned today in when a TDP MP in the Lok Sabha accused him of "beating" him while he was tapping his shoulder asking him to move aside.

While Kharge was speaking on the Motion of Thanks on the President's Address, the TDP members, along with those from YSR Congress Party, were in the Well demanding special package from Andhra Pradesh and protesting that there was no mention of it in the Union Budget.

Although Kharge continued his speech amid the din, a TDP MP came and stood right in front of his desk-- thereby blocking Kharge's sight with the Speaker's chair.

As Kharge tapped his shoulder to ask him to move aside, the TDP MP turned to say "why are you beating me? This is not good... Why are you beating me?"

A stunned Kharge could not retort, but another TDP MP Jayadev Galla was seen trying to calm down his colleague.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in the House when Kharge was speaking.

As Kharge finished his speech, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi was also seen talking to the TDP MP.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Tue, February 06 2018. 19:35 IST