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BJP seeks apology from Congress for threatening Minister Smriti Irani

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New Delhi: BJP members on Friday sought an unconditional apology and suspension of Congress members T.N. Prathapan and Dean Kuriakose accusing them of showing threatening physical posture against Union Minister Smriti Irani after she spoke on brutal attack on a rape survivor in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao district.

The matter escalated after Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi raised the issue at 2.30 p.m. twice when the House assembled after two brief adjournments.

It is alleged by the treasure benches that the two Congress members showed threatening posture against Irani and one of them pulled up his sleeve and came forward leaving his seat. Raising the issued, Joshi said it was wrong to show “threatening posture” in front of a woman MP. “She (Irani) was expressing her opinion. The behavior is most uncalled for. They should apologies.”

Calling the behaviour of the Congress members “condemnable”, Joshi said: “As the two Congress members are missing from the House even after their party leader of the House was asked.” (IANS)

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