Azam Khan lands in trouble for his sexist comments towards Bihar BJP MP
SP LEADER MAKES THIS REMARK DURING A DEBATE IN LS OVER TRIPLE TALAQ BILL
New Delhi: Samajwadi Party (SP) parliamentarian Azam Khan has landed in trouble for his sexist remarks directed at deputy Speaker Rama Devi during a debate over Triple talaq bill in the Lok Sabha on Thursday. Rama Devi is a BJP MP from Bihar.
Azam Khan has now been told to tender an apology or be ready to face action for his comments in the House as his remarks drew wide criticisms from all quarters.
The decision followed a meeting of the Speaker with leaders of all parties on Friday. The Speaker held the meeting after Khan’s remarks triggered wide outrage.
“Azam Khan will be asked to apologize for his comments towards Rama Devi on Monday,” Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi told the media on Friday.
Azam Khan has been infamous for making controversial comments. He had come under fire again when he made sexist remarks against BJP candidate Jaya Prada while addressing an election rally in April this year during the just-held LS polls.
Eventually, he was banned from campaigning for 72 hours by the Election Commission.