Congress MPs object to officer taking notes in Lok Sabha

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Congress members today took objection to an officer allegedly taking notes of the debates in the Lok Sabha from the Officers’ Gallery.

During the Question Hour, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge informed Speaker Sumitra Mahajan that an officer was standing in the Officers’ Gallery taking notes of the debates and even counting the number of MPs present in the opposition benches.

The Speaker assured the agitated members and said she could not see the Officers’ Gallery from her seat but she will look into the matter.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal said the concerned officer belonged to his Ministry and was doing his duty.

Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said the Lok Sabha proceedings are telecast live and everyone could see what was happening in the House.

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