New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan on Monday apologized to BJP MP Rama Devi for his objectionable comment against her during the Lok Sabha proceedings last week.
Soon after the House assembled for the day, Speaker Om Birla asked Khan, an MP from Uttar Pradesh's Rampur, to speak on the issue.
Khan in his response said: "I had no such intention for the Chair... Whole House knows my speech and conduct. Despite that if Chair feels that I had done any mistake then I apologize for that."
Participating in a discussion on the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 on July 25, Khan made a remark directed at Rama Devi, who was presiding over the House, drawing objections from the treasury benches.
Rama Devi, a member from Bihar's Sheohar, herself objected to the sexist remark and ordered it be expunged from Parliament records. Next day, the Lok Sabha members unanimously condemned Khan's comment against Rama Devi and demanded "exemplary" action against him from the Speaker.
(This story was auto-published from a syndicated feed. No part of the story has been edited by The Quint.)
(The Quint is available on Telegram. For handpicked stories every day, subscribe to us on Telegram)
We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated.
Liked this story? We'll send you more. Subscribe to The Quint's newsletter and get selected stories delivered to your inbox every day. Click to get started.