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BJP objects to Jayant Patil's veiled comments on Modi

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Certain veiled remarks made by leader Jayant Patil about Prime Minister Modi led to unexpected commotion in the Legislative Assembly today.

As the treasury benches protested vehemently, the Speaker said Patil's remarks will be examined.

The leader took digs at Modi, without naming him, while paying tributes to former prime minister

A motion hailing on her birth centenary, tabled by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, was being discussed.

Minister and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Girish Bapat, both from BJP, took exception to Patil's comments.

"Patil has used this platform to defame a serving prime minister while talking about a late prime minister. Such tongue in cheek way of talking is unacceptable," Mungantiwar said.

leader apologised for Patil's comments.

Speaker Haribhau Bagde said, "Patil's speech will be examined and if found objectionable, these particular remarks will be expunged from record.

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First Published: Wed, August 09 2017. 22:57 IST