Renuka Chowdhury Moves Privilege Notice Against Kiren Rijiju For 'Ramayana' Post

Pauline Gross
February 10, 2018

However Prime Minister Narendra Modi stopped Venkaiah Naidu saying him to allow her laugh, adding that he was witnessing laughter as lengthy as the Ramayana only now, and his comment made the BJP cadre around come up with applause, while Congress members opposed it.

Mr Rijiju's post on Wednesday night had a video clip from the 1980s series "Ramayana", in which the mythical character Surpanakha, the evil sister of demon king Ravana, cackles loudly.

The Congress leader had rattled Modi and others with her loud outburst amid the Prime Minister's Motion of Thanks speech in the Upper House on Wednesday.

On Thursday, the Congress called it an insult, and chose to file a privilege motion in the Rajya Sabha against the PM's remarks. "This is highly objectionable and I am going to file a privilege motion", Ms. Chowdhury told reporters minutes after Mr. Rijiju posted the video.

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Modi was quick in attacking Renuka Chowdhury as he said: "I request you to let Renuka ji continue her laughter".

He also cited that Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu had himself said that Renuka Chowdhury's behaviour was unacceptable. In another tweet, he said, "Congress says it's a breach of privilege!"

The BJP accused the Congress on of devaluing Parliament as it attacked the opposition party over its member Renuka Chowdhury's conduct in the Rajya Sabha yesterday.

Rijiju, however, clarified that he was only trying to show how the PM had kept his cool. "We condemn it. He should apologise", he said.

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