People killed in floods, not murdered; when speaker Sumitra Mahajan corrected member's Hindi

Gaurav Gogoi (Congress) said in Hindi that "750 people have been murdered (hatya hui) in the floods."

Published: 10th August 2017 04:51 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th August 2017 04:51 PM   |  A+A-

Lok Speaker Sumitra Mahajan (File |PTI)


NEW DELHI: People have not been "murdered" but "killed" in the floods.

This was what Speaker Sumitra Mahajan told a Congress member during a discussion on the natural calamity in the Lok Sabha today.

Gaurav Gogoi (Cong) said in Hindi that "750 people have been murdered (hatya hui) in the floods."

Mahajan immediately pointed out that the term should be "mrityu (death)".

Gogoi, who belongs to Assam, told the Speaker "thank you for correcting my Hindi."

He was initiating the discussion on a calling attention motion on floods.

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