Congress asserted that it has not demanded a front-row seat for Rahul Gandhi in the Lok Sabha and dismissed media reports stating the contrary as “propaganda”.
The Congress’ clarification came after media reports claimed the government has ignored the Congress party’s demand for an additional front-row seat in the Lok Sabha.
“Neither Rahul Ji nor Congress Party have ever put forward any demand for ‘Front Row’ seat at Parliament for Rahul Gandhi ji,” Congress’ leader in the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury tweeted.
“We have proposed seat no. 466 for Rahul Gandhi ji. Desist from false propaganda,” he said.
eports quoting sources had said that the Congress was given only two seats in the first row – for party leaders Sonia Gandhi and Adhir Ranjan Choudhury.
The strength of the party in parliament determines how many seats a party gets in the front row.