"Palace coup": Let BJP say what it wants, says Sonia Gandhi

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New Delhi, Aug 6: Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday hit back at the BJP after the latter alleged that the grand-old party was witnessing trouble in its own home following Rahul Gandhi's act of aggression in the Lower House of the Parliament earlier in the day. The Congress vice-president led the party MPs to jump into the well of the House seeking discussions on the rising cases of communal riots in Uttar Pradesh and the ongoing UPSC row.

Let the BJP what it wants, the Congress chief said.

Earlier, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the Congress was battling with a "Palace coup" while reacting to Rahul Gandhi's allegation that only one man's voice counts for everything. The Congress vice-president's target was Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh also trashed Rahul Gandhi's charges saying the prime minister was neither dictatorial nor communal.

Arun Jaitley said the Congress was facing problem in its own house

Rahul Gandhi said his party was not being allowed to speak in the parliament and also accused Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to be biased. The 44-year-old leader, who is often criticised as a reluctant in politics, was in a more animated mood today. He joined his party's MPs to disrupt the proceedings in the Lower House and also demanded suspension of the Question Hour for discussions on the communal violence. The protests led to adjournment of the House.

Rahul Gandhi, the MP from Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, was found sleeping in the parliament during a debate on price rise last month. The Congress had defended him at the time, saying there is nothing wrong in it.

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