How To Choose “Entire Nation Watched”: Smriti Irani Attacks Azam Khan’s Sexist Remark
Attacks Azam Khan Samajwadi Party lawmaker Azam Khan was lacerated in parliament today for sexist comments which were reviled across the board by lawmakers from the authorities along with opposition.
“This is actually an abominable action, I suit your needs for exemplary action,” stated Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to Speaker Om Prakash Birla in the Lok Sabha.
The Speaker has referred to as a meeting with leaders of all the parties to decide on action against Azam Khan, a Samajwadi Party lawmaker from Uttar Pradesh.
Azam Khan, notorious for producing misogynistic and offensive comments, had crossed the line once again during a debate yesterday on a bill to criminalise Triple Talaq or maybe instant divorce.
If the parliamentarian was bantering with a rival across the floor, BJP lawmaker Rama Devi, officiating as Speaker, asked him to address the Chair while making the point of his.
The Samajwadi lawmaker responded with out-of-line responses which were slammed as offensive and sexist and provoked shouts of “shame” from the government benches. The user feedback had been expunged.
Afterwards, the 70-year-old designed an unsuccessful try at downplaying the offence of his.
Shockingly, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav defended him and was even observed grinning when Azam Khan initially produced the outrageous comments.
This morning, several lawmakers, including 4 union ministers, said such comments cannot go unpunished.
“The entire nation watched what happened…This is a blot on each legislators like men. We can’t remain quiet spectators to it. We’ve to talk in one voice that this is unacceptable,” stated Union Minister Smriti Irani.
“This is not a home where males are available in and’ Kisi aurat ki aankhon mein jhanka jaye (look into the eyes of a woman),” she put in, quoting Azam Khan.
Her colleague, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, said often Azam Khan should apologise or perhaps he should be suspended from the House. “The event was painful. Rama Devi handled it with utmost dignity. We appeal for probably the toughest punishment, with no compromise,” stated Mr Prasad.
Condemnation came even from the opposition benches. “I am probably the youngest MP and this’s all of a learning experience. But what happened yesterday, that can’t be a part of the learning process of mine. Apart from any political distinctions, nobody is able to stand in Parliament and tell a woman -‘ look into my eyes and talk’. Speaker sir, all females here are wanting something huge from you on this,” said Trinamool Congress lawmaker Mimi Chakraborty, a first timer.