Portions of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s speech delivered in Lok Sabha have been expunged — or removed — from the records of Parliament by the orders of the Speaker. The expunging of certain words, sentences, or portions of a speech from the records is fairly routine procedure, and is carried out in accordance with laid down rules.
What are the rules on expunging from the record?
What are considered as “unparliamentary” expressions?
How is the decision taken?
What happens after a word has been expunged?
Expunged portions of the proceedings cease to exist in the records of Parliament, and they can no longer be reported by media houses.