LS Adjourned Amid Uproar Over Azam Khan’s ‘Objectionable Remarks’

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After the uproar in the Lok Sabha on Friday, over comments made by Samajawadi Party MP Azam Khan to BJP MP Rama Devi, Speaker Om Birla met with the opposition leaders of all parties and decided that Khan must apologize.

The women MPs of the BJP in the Lok Sabha, including Union Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Smriti Irani, demanded an apology from Azam Khan for his objectionable remarks. Irani said, “Let us not reduce this to a problem of just women. This is a blot on all legislators including men.”

Both Houses of the Parliament commemorated the 20th anniversary of the Kargil War on Friday. Rajnath Singh spoke about Kargil Vijay Diwas in the Lok Sabha while a minute of silence in memory of the martyred soldiers was observed in the Rajya Sabha.

Snapshot
  • Rajya Sabha sitting has been extended till 7 August
  • The Triple Talaq Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on Thursday, 25 July
  • The Lok Sabha on Wednesday, 24 July, passed the much debated Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act Bill
  • The ongoing Parliament session has been extended till 7 August
  • The Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019, was passed by a voice vote in the Rajya Sabha on 8 July

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LS Adjourned Amid Uproar Over Azam Khan’s ‘Objectionable Remarks’
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Published: 17 Jul 2019, 4:27 AM IST
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