BJP attacks Congress over Renuka Chowdhury's conduct in Rajya Sabha

PM Modi during his speech in Rajya Sabha

Condemning the remarks, the Congress tweeted "We condemn PM Modi's derogatory remark in Parliament against former Union minister and RS MP Renuka Chowdhury". Rijiju has posted a video appearing to ridicule her.

Modi on Wednesday hurled a "Ramayana" jibe at Renuka, who broke out in a loud laughter during his speech on Motion of Thanks.

"I have chose to move privilege notice against Prime Minister on this issue".

The BJP accused the Congress on of devaluing Parliament as it attacked the opposition party over its member Renuka Chowdhury's conduct in the Rajya Sabha yesterday.

Commenting on the social media post, the Congress leader had on Thursday said: "This is highly objectionable and I am going to file for the privilege".

The junior home minister shared a video clip showing a laughing Surpanakha that mysteriously disappeared after charges were levelled that he was comparing her with Congress MP Renuka Chowdhury for guffawing at the Prime Minister. "I'm only referring to how PM didn't get annoyed", Rijiju said. "I merely referred to PM's equanimity".

When Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu objected to Chowdhury's interruption, Modi said, "Sabhapati ji (Chairman Sir), I request you don't say anything to Renuka ji". He asked Rajya Sabha Chairman not to stop her from laughing as it reminded one of Ramyana serial.The PM did not mention any character from the mythology. The loud laughter was later condemned by all BJP leaders present in the House. Stopping Vice President from criticising Renuka Chowdhury over her laughter, PM Modi said, "Meri aapse vinti hai Renuka ji ko kuch mat kahiye".

"We also urge the RS Speaker Venkaiah Naidu to not act in a partisan manner and accord due respect to a fellow member of the house", it said.

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