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Speaker corrects member's Hindi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

People have not been "murdered" but "killed" in the floods.

This was what Speaker Sumitra Mahajan told a member during a discussion on the natural calamity in the today.

Gaurav Gogoi (Cong) said in Hindi that "750 people have been murdered (hatya hui) in the floods."

Mahajan immediately pointed out that the term should be "mrityu (death)".

Gogoi, who belongs to Assam, told the Speaker "thank you for correcting my Hindi."

He was initiating the discussion on a calling attention motion on floods.

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

First Published: Thu, August 10 2017. 16:07 IST