Azam Khan apologises for remarks against BJP MP Rama Devi

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File photo: Azam Khan apologises for remarks against BJP MP Rama Devi

File photo: Azam Khan apologises for remarks against BJP MP Rama Devi

Samajwadi Party member Azam Khan on Monday apologised in Lok Sabha for his remarks against BJP member Rama Devi.

As soon as Lok Sabha met after the weekend break, Speaker Om Birla allowed Khan to speak in the House.

“I have been an MLA for nine times, a minister several times, a Rajya Sabha member too. I was a parliamentary Affairs Minister too. I know legislative procedures,” he said.

“However, if my words hurt anyone, I hereby apologise,” he said.

The speaker said members should be careful in uttering words and maintain decorum so that no such incident takes place in the future.

Azam Khan’s remarks to Devi when she was in the Chair during a discussion on the triple talaq bill on Thursday last were slammed as malicious, utterly condemnable and a blot on all legislators by ministers and MPs in Lok Sabha.

LS Speaker Om Birla says Azam Khan has tendered apology and all members must maintain decorum so that no such incident takes place in future.

(PTI)