India: Congress plans to move appropriate motion against PM Narendra Modi in Parliament

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Congress plans to move an appropriate motion in Parliament against Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his allegation during an election rally that an Italian court had named Sonia Gandhi in AgustaWestland chopper bribery case.

Congress Parliamentary Party will decide on the appropriate motion to be brought against the Prime Minister, party's chief spokesman Randeep Surjewala told reporters.

He was queried about indications by Mallikarjun Kharge, the Congress leader in Lok Sabha to bring a privilege motion against Modi in the House.

Surjewala attacked the Prime Minister for levelling "baseless" allegations against the Congress chief and accused him of indulging in "petty mud slinging". He claimed that Modi's action is "blinded by his insatiable desire to seek revenge against the Congress leadership".

He alleged that the Prime Minister was resorting to "muck raking" when maintaining integrity of democracy is his responsibility.

In Rajya Sabha, Congress MP Shantaram Naik has already given a notice of breach of privilege against the Prime Minister and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikkar to Chairman Hamid Ansari on a day Congress created a ruckus in Parliament against Modi's comments at the election rally in Thiruvananthapuram.

Modi had said: "Madam Soniaji, aap ki ye himmat. You and Congress leaders are making statements that false allegations are being made against you. Did Modi or the Modi government in the last two years even once take the name of Congress in the helicopter deal?

"We have never used any name even once. Investigation agencies were doing their jobs. Nobody in Hindustan gave the name. The name has come from Italy."