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Upset after Gujarat Speaker's remarks, woman MLA breaks down

Press Trust of India  |  Gandhinagar 

Tejashreeben Patel today broke down outside the chamber of Assembly Speaker Ramanlal Vora here after she felt upset following his remarks on her inside the House.

Later, in a meeting with Patel and some of the senior members of the Opposition party, Vora tendered an apology to the woman

During the today in the Assembly, Patel stood up to ask a sub-question related to a starred question raised by Jagroopsinh Rajput about the grant given to municipalities.

When Patel was about to put forward her query, Vora asked her to sit down and made some comments, which was inaudible to others due to the chaos.

Patel, who looked upset, along with some other MLAs then headed to Vora's office after the completion of the

Before going inside the Speaker's chamber, Patel turned emotional and broke down. Later, Patel told media-persons that Vora has apologised to her during the meet.

"During Question Hour, the Speaker asked me to sit down and said, 'don't be over smart'. Such comments were very shocking for me. It was like an insult to a woman. When we took up the issue with Vora, he tendered an apology, which I have accepted," Patel told media persons.

Vora too gave his response after the meeting and accepted his mistake.

"I have apologized to Patel for my comments. Whatever I said was unintentional. I firmly believe that every member of this House must maintain the dignity of women," said Vora.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, March 17 2017. 18:22 IST