Trinamool Congress MP Kalyan Banerjee and Commerce Minister Anand Sharma on Monday had a spat inside the Lok Sabha, which turned ugly with the former turning abusive.

The incident occurred when Mr. Banerjee, who was part of his party MPs’ team which was raising slogans in the Well on the FDI issue, was returning to his seat after the House adjourned for the day shortly after noon.

He and Mr. Sharma had heated exchanges on some issue which was not audible in the din, but later Mr. Sharma was heard telling the Trinamool MP to “be civilised” and Mr. Banerjee shouting back in an abusive manner.

Other MPs and some ministers intervened and asked both of them to be seated.

Later, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Shukla was seen trying to pacify Mr. Banerjee and asking him to calm down.

“I don’t want to join issues with him. It is unfortunate. He was offensive and less than civilised,” Mr. Sharma later told PTI, adding that he did not want to take the issue any further.

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