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Congress protests against PM’s remarks, Renuka wants privilege notice

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  9 Feb 2018 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, Feb 8: The Congress on Thursday protested inside and outside the Rajya Sabha against Prime Minister rendra Modi’s jibe at its leader Renuka Chowdhury, demanding an apology and also hinting that the opposition party may bring a privilege notice against the Prime Minister. Soon after Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah idu condoled the death of former member Frida Topno and completed the important business of the House, Congress members rose from their seats and started protesting against Modi’s remarks on Chowdhury’s laughter. idu asked the agitating members not to disturb the proceedings of the House but the Congress continued with their protests. “It is totally unbecoming, undemocratic. Go back to your seats... You want the House to be adjourned?” he said, adding: “I have no option other than to adjourn the House.” He then adjourned the House till noon. Meanwhile, a delegation of Congress women MPs met idu and registered a complaint against the Prime Minister. The delegation demanded that Modi tender an apology as his remark against Chowdhury was anti-women. (IANS)

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