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Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti

 

 Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti
Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti

A united opposition created an uproar in both houses of parliament over union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti’s controversial remarks, leading to repeated adjournments in the Rajya Sabha and once in the Lok Sabha.

This was the second consecutive day when a ruckus was created over the issue.

Both the houses got off to a stormy start, with the opposition members demanding the resignations of Jyoti who had reportedly used foul language in her speech in Delhi.

“Aapko tay karna hai ki Dilli mein sarkar Ramzadon ki banegi ya haramzadon ki. (You have to decide if you want a government in Delhi to be led by children of Lord Ram or illegitimate children),” she was quoted as saying.

In Rajya Sabha, the members advanced to the speaker’s podium, shouted slogans and demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s explanation on the issue.

Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien had to thrice adjourn the proceedings of the house.

Similar scenes were witnessed in the Lok Sabha, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi was present.

MPs went near the speaker’s podium shouting slogans like “PM Jawab do (prime minister must answer). The minister should resign.”

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajeev Pratap Ruddy said: “Yesterday the issue was discussed and the minister also apologised. Why are they raising the issue again?

“If they are doing it for political gains then it is not right to disrupt parliamentary proceedings.”

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan had to briefly adjourn the house.