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BJP attacks Congress over Renuka Chowdhury’s conduct in Rajya Sabha

Kiren Rijiju shared the video on his official Facebook page a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi commented about Chowdhary laughing in the Rajya Sabha.

india Updated: Feb 08, 2018 21:56 IST
Agencies, New Delhi
Kiren Rijiju,Renuka Chowdhury,Narendra Modi
Kiren Rijiju speaks to media during the ongoing budget-session in New Delhi on Wednesday.(PTI)

The BJP accused the Congress on of devaluing Parliament as it attacked the opposition party over its member Renuka Chowdhury’s conduct in the Rajya Sabha yesterday.

BJP general secretary Bhupender Yadav hit back at the Congress following its members protests in the Rajya Sabha over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dig at Chowdhury in the House.

As she laughed loudly in the House, prompting its chairman Venkaiah Naidu to chide her, a smiling Modi had said Naidu should not act against her as he had the privilege of hearing such a laughter now after the tele serial Ramayan, which was telecast in 1980s.

Congress members claimed today his jibe was “derogatory”.

Yadav told reporters that Chowdhury’s uproarious laughter in the House “disrespected” parliamentary traditions.

The conduct of some Congress members in Parliament is in violation of parliamentary traditions and the party has been “devaluing” constitutional intuitions for some time. The response of the Congress to this is wrong, he said.

Union minister Smriti Irani claimed that she had herself heard Chowdhury passing inappropriate remarks, especially on the prime minister.

BJP leader Vinay Sahasrabuddhe said that laughing at the prime minister’s speech was an “indecent behavior” which hit the dignity of Parliament.

First Published: Feb 08, 2018 13:39 IST