Parliament's monsoon session was disrupted for the third day in a row as deadlock between the opposition and the ruling side continued over the issues of Lalit Modi and Vyapam scam. Situation worsened on Thursday after the BJP objected to a Facebook post by Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra and moved a notice of breach of privilege against him in Lok Sabha.
The lower house witnessed a massive uproar when it met after the first adjournment at noon and BJP member from Dharwad Prahlad Joshi referred to Vadra's Facebook post on parliamentarians.
Joshi and BJP chief whip in Lok Sabha Arjun Ram Meghwal moved the privilege notice in an apparent bid to counter the opposition's attack on External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and the chief ministers of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh over Lalitgate controversy and MPPEB recruitment and admission racket.
Meghwal and Joshi claimed that Vadra's comments demeaned parliamentarians and demanded that the issue be referred to the privileges committee of Parliament. Now it is up to Speaker Sumitra Mahajan whether she refers the matter to the privileges committee.
Vadra had apparently targeted the NDA government without naming anybody in his Facebook post just before the beginning of monsoon session on 21 July.
"Parliament begins and so do their petty diversionary political tactics... People of India are not fooled. Regret to see India led by such so-called leaders !!," Vadra had posted on Facebook.