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Azam Khan should apologise for his remarks on BJP MP Rama Devi: Speaker, Opposition leaders

Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan. Photograph:( DNA )

WION Web Team New Delhi Jul 26, 2019, 05.19 PM (IST) Edited By: Puniti Pandey

Lok Sabha Speaker and Opposition leaders have asked Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan to apologise for his statements made on BJP MP Rama Devi.

Citing sources, news agency ANI reported on Friday that Opposition leaders and Lok Sabha Speaker have come to a conclusion that Azam Khan should apologise in the House for his remarks on the BJP MP.

The news agency also added that the Speaker will take an action if Azam Khan does not apologise.

On Thursday, Azam Khan stoked controversy in the Lok Sabha with his objectionable remarks against BJP member Rama Devi, who was presiding over the House. He later tried to downplay the remarks, saying she was like a sister to him.

Azam Khan did not apologise and said he will resign if he had said anything unparliamentary. He also staged a walkout along with his party chief Akhilesh Yadav.

The Lok Sabha saw an uproar on Friday when MPs demanded exemplary action against Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan over his sexist remarks.

Responding to Azam Khan's comments, Rama Devi said, "Being a repeat offender, he should be dismissed by the Lok Sabha Speaker. He has never respected women, we all know what he had said about Jaya Prada. He has no right to stay in the Lok Sabha, I will request the Speaker to dismiss him. Azam Khan must apologise".

(With inputs from ANI)