Rajya Sabha deputy chair snubs Congress leader

New Delhi: Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien on Tuesday snubbed Congress member Jairam Ramesh for suggesting to the chair to let Janata Dal (United) member Pawan Varma complete his remarks on the general budget in the upper house.

“I will decide! Why are you doing it? I will decide on whether to let him complete or not! This kind of intervention is not good!” Kurien told Ramesh, a former union minister.

Ramesh said something in response, which was not audible.

The exchange happened when Varma was about to complete his statement but the deputy chairman said the JD-U member could do it tomorrow and asked him to sit down.