Azaz Khan apologises for sexist remark against Rama Devi after criticism

Rama Devi
Rama Devi

Azam Khan made sexist remarks on Rama Devi on Thrusday

The Member of Parliament of Samajwadi Party Azam Khan apologized for his sexist remark on BJP lawmaker Rama Devi in Parliament today. MP from Rampur constituency in Uttar Pradesh made a sexist comment on Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha Rama Devi when discussions on Triple Talaq bill were going on.

Sexist remark has hurt both men and Women of India: Rama Devi

Rama Devi had earlier declared that she would never forgive the SP lawmaker for his remark. She said, “Remarks has hurt both men and women of India. He has obtained these bad habits, he will not understand this and I am not here to hear such remarks.”

Remarks from the Azam Khan were so offensive that it was removed immediately from the lower house records.  In his defence, the Rampur MP said that his remarks were misinterpreted.

Azam Khan said he would resign if his remarks were unparliamentary

After he made sexist remarks on the BJP leader he immediately said, “You are like my sister, I would never say anything like this. I had a long political career and if there is anything unparliamentary in what I said then I will resign from the Lok Sabha.”

 He was vigorously criticized for the comment from the leaders present at the proceedings at that time. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that it was an abominable act and she appeals for exemplary action. Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that the SP leader crossed all limits of decency and suffered mental perversion.

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Earlier Rama Devi had said that “Had he apologized on the same day, she would have forgiven him. But he walked off after making the indecent comment on Thursday adding insult to injury.  I will speak to speaker Om Birla for exemplary punishment which is remembered for generations to come”

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