Union minister Smriti expressed shock over two Congress MPs charging aggressively towards her in Lok Sabha and another asking her why she was speaking in the House. "Is it my fault that I am a women MP of BJP and spoke in the House," she told reporters in the Parliament Complex. Irani was speaking in the Lok Sabha on the Unnao rape issue when she was interrupted by two Congress MPs who apparently got up from their seats and rushed towards the treasury benches.
Raising the issue of a rape survivor in Uttar Praesh's Unnao being set afire, Chowdhury had said that while on the one hand plans are afoot to build a Ram temple, on the other hand Sita is being burnt. He said while there are talks to make Uttar Pradesh an ‘Uttam Pradesh’ (best state), it is become "Adharm Pradesh" (broadly land of lawlessness).
Govt Seeks Apology from Two Cong MPs | The government sought an apology from two Lok Sabha members of the Congress for their "threatening position" towards Union Minister Smriti Irani, when she was speaking on the Unnao rape issue in the House. Ruling BJP members accused Congress MPs Dean Kuriakose and TN Prathapan of charging towards Irani when she was speaking in the House. "This is the most condemnable behaviour. They came in threatening position...when she was speaking. She is a lady member of the house. It is most uncalled and they should apologise," Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said in the House when it assembled after lunch break.
MPs Should Apologise to Irani: Javadekar | Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said, "We condemn how some MPs behaved when a Minister (Smriti Irani) was speaking a while back, they should apologize to her." The opposition had made a ruckus in the Parliament over the encounter of the four rape accused in Telangana.
Speaking on the encounter of the four accused in Telangana, Congress MP Husain Dalwai said, "It's wrong and can't be supported. Police taking law in their hands and making a mockery of it can't be supported. Inquiry should be done. Just because some people are supporting the encounter doesn't make it right. Some even support lynching."
'Till We Don't Hang, We Can't Set An Example' | Former MoS for health and family welfare, Anupriya Patel said, "What happened in Unnao is shameful. This is not just the matter of Unnao or Telngana, it is the issue of the entire country. Till we don't hang rapist, we can't set an example and fear in rapist."
Speaking on the recent cases of rape, Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant said, "A law needs to be constituted through which such (crimes against women) cases are heard directly in Supreme Court. Currently the procedure (in such cases) starts from lower courts, process goes on and on. I appeal to you (Speaker) to set up a committee to discuss this."
'Ram Temple Being Built on One Side, Sita Being Burnt on Other Side' | Speaking on the recent incidents of rape in the country, Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, in Lok Sabha said, "Where should the people go, there are rapes in Telangana and Unnao". He added that on one side Ram temple is being built and on the other side Sita is being burnt.
Congress' Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary in Lok Sabha.
Intervening, Irani said it was unfortunate that incidents of rape and killing of women are being communalised and politicised. She said the opposition members are not referring to a similar case in Malda in West Bengal.
"Yes, setting a woman afire is condemnable, yes, the rape and killing of a woman is inhuman, but do not politicise the issue. No one has ever communalised the issue in this House," she said.
Congress’ TN Prathapan came to the aisle near the Well and shouted something. He was pulled back by some Congress and NCP members.
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