Former CWC member Anil Shastri, son of late ex-Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, tweeted that if the Congress has to survive it has to have a president at the earliest, and that there is no better person to lead the party than Priyanka.
Since deciding on Sharad Yadav’s resignation, Naidu has been insisting that Presiding Officers should decide on such matters in the quickest possible time, and decide within three months whether it’s a case of defection.
As the speech had eaten well into lunch time, Naidu told the member, who was trying to make a point while Sitharaman was speaking, that nothing of what he was saying was going on record anyway, so why was he “wasting energy”.
As Yadav came into the House, three minutes before it resumed after lunch, BJP’s Nishikant Dubey went up to him and asked how he was doing. NCP’s Supriya Sule touched Yadav’s feet, helped him take his seat and fix the headphone - “it’s good to see him”, she said.