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Congress protests in Rajya Sabha against PM Modi's remark on Renuka Chowdhury

On Wednesday, the Prime Minister took a dig at Congress member over her loud laughter at his claim that the idea of Aadhaar was conceptualised during the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government.

Published: 08th February 2018 12:21 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th February 2018 05:28 AM   |  A+A-

ANI/Rajya Sabha TV

Express News Service

NEW DELHI: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi commented on Congress MP Renuka Chowdhury’s laughter in the Rajya Sabha, her party on Thursday sought an apology from the PM while Chowdhury threatened to move privilege motion on the matter.   

Congress members raised the matter in Rajya Sabha. A women delegation of Congress MPs also met Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu on the matter.  

“I am planning to move a privilege motion on the matter and will decide after discussion within the party,” Chowdury told reporters after the meeting. The BJP said it will move a similar motion against her for insulting the PM in the Upper House.

Modi had said, “Chairman sir, don’t stop Renukaji. For the first time, after seeing Ramayana serial,  I have got an opportunity to see such a laughter.”

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