Lok Sabha likely to authorise 'exemplary action' against SP's Azam Khan for remark against BJP MP Rama Devi

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla to take 'exemplary action' against SP member Azam Khan for his misogynist remarks against BJP MP Rama Devi.

Press Trust of India July 26, 2019 15:50:59 IST
Lok Sabha likely to authorise 'exemplary action' against SP's Azam Khan for remark against BJP MP Rama Devi
  • Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla to take 'exemplary action' against SP member Azam Khan for his misogynist remarks against BJP MP Rama Devi

  • Leaders are of the view that a message should be sent that the House has zero-tolerance towards such acts which lower the dignity and honour of women

  • Lok Sabha on Friday condemned the sexist remarks by Khan against Bihar MP Rama Devi and demanded exemplary action against him

New Delhi: Lok Sabha is likely to pass a resolution authorising Speaker Om Birla to take 'exemplary action' against SP member Azam Khan for his misogynist remarks against BJP MP Rama Devi, sources said on Friday.

Lok Sabha likely to authorise exemplary action against SPs Azam Khan for remark against BJP MP Rama Devi

File photo of Azam Khan. PTI

Leaders across party lines are of the view that a message should be sent that the House has zero-tolerance towards such acts which lower the dignity and honour of women, they added.

The resolution is likely to be moved by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi and is expected to be supported by leaders across party lines.

Earlier members in Lok Sabha on Friday condemned the sexist remarks by Khan against Bihar MP Rama Devi and demanded exemplary action against him.

During the Zero Hour, Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani said the remarks of Khan in Lok Sabha on Thursday during the debate of Triple Talaq Bill were a "blot" on all legislators, including men.

Supporting Irani, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said either Khan should tender an apology or he should be suspended from the House. Several other women MPs expressed unhappiness over Azam Khan's remarks and demanded that Speaker take strict action against him.

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