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Women MPs slam Azam Khan for sexist remarks; demand apology in LS

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

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan | Photo: ANI
Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan | Photo: ANI

Women members in Lok Sabha on Friday spoke in one voice condemning the sexiest remarks by SP member against Bihar MP Rama Devi and demanded that he apologise or else he should be suspended from the House.

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.

"This is a blot on all legislators including men. We cannot remain silent spectators to it. We have to speak in one voice that this is unacceptable," Irani said.

Supporting Irani, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said either Khan should tender an apology or he should be suspended from the House.

Cutting across party lines, several MPs condemned Azam Khan's remarks and demanded strict action against him.

First Published: Fri, July 26 2019. 12:50 IST
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