Smriti Slams 'Congress Boys' for Shirtless Protest Against Speaker

HRD Minister Smriti Irani said that \'people of the country will not forgive those blocking parliament to stall growth.\'

Published: 07th August 2015 04:23 PM  |   Last Updated: 07th August 2015 04:33 PM   |  A+A-

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By IANS

NEW DELHI: Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Friday criticised the Congress over its youth activists' conduct during a protest against Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, questioning their value system.

"Boys from the Congress took off their shirts and protested against the speaker. Lok Sabha Speaker is parliament's pride. Is this the respect the Congress has for women? Is this what Rahul Gandhi preaches to the Congress?" Irani said on Friday.

"Is this their (Congress) culture? What message are they giving," she asked.

Members of the Youth Congress on Thursday staged a protest against Mahajan for suspending 25 Congress MPs on August 3 by taking off their shirts.

She also slammed the Congress for questioning the Naga peace accord, and opposing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill.

"The Naga peace accord has gone down the pages of history. The Congress wants to deny it..." she said.

"The GST will usher in an economic revolution. Why are they opposing it?" the union minister added.

Smriti Irani said that "people of the country will not forgive those blocking parliament to stall growth."

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