Azam Khan apologises for sexist remarks against BJP MP Rama Devi

The speaker said members should be careful in uttering words and maintain decorum so that no such incident takes place in the future.

Published: 29th July 2019 11:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th July 2019 12:33 PM   |  A+A-

Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan (right) triggered uproar in the Lok Sabha on 25 July 2019 with this remark on Deputy Speaker Rama Devi

Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan (right) triggered uproar in the Lok Sabha on 25 July 2019 with this remark on Deputy Speaker Rama Devi. (Photos | EPS,PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Samajwadi Party member Azam Khan on Monday apologised in Lok Sabha for his remarks against BJP member Rama Devi.

As soon as Lok Sabha met after the weekend break, Speaker Om Birla allowed Khan to speak in the House.

"I have been an MLA for nine times, a minister several times, a Rajya Sabha member too. I was a parliamentary Affairs Minister too. I know legislative procedures," he said.

"However, if my words hurt anyone, I hereby apologise," he said.

The speaker said members should be careful in uttering words and maintain decorum so that no such incident takes place in the future.

Azam's remarks to Devi when she was in the Chair during a discussion on the triple talaq bill on Thursday last were slammed as double-meaning, malicious, utterly condemnable and a blot on all legislators by ministers and MPs in Lok Sabha.

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