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Mayawati condemns Azam Khan's sexist remark, asks him to apologise to all women

File photo: BSP chief Mayawati. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

ANI New Delhi Jul 26, 2019, 03.38 PM (IST)

Condemning the sexist remarks made by Samajwadi Party's Azam Khan against BJP lawmaker Rama Devi, BSP chief Mayawati on Friday asked him to seek forgiveness from all women as the statement is against their dignity and respect. 

"The kind of inappropriate language used by SP MP from UP Azam Khan for the presiding lady in the Lok Sabha yesterday is offensive to women's dignity and respect and it is condemnable. For this, he should apologise not only to the Parliament but to all women," her Hindi tweet translates to. 

Khan had sparked a controversy by making objectionable remarks against Rama Devi when she was presiding over the House during the debate on the Triple Talaq Bill yesterday.

Cutting across party lines, Lok Sabha members today condemned Khan`s remark and sought action against him.

Speaker Om Birla has assured the House that he will take decision on it shortly.

The Samajwadi Party leader's remarks were perceived to be sexist by the treasury benches and triggering strong objection, to which he said that Rama Devi was very respected and was like a sister to her.

The Rampur lawmaker 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, who defended his remarks.  

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'The kind of inappropriate language used by SP MP from UP Azam Khan for the presiding lady in the Lok Sabha yesterday is offensive to women's dignity and respect and it is condemnable. For this, he should apologise not only to the Parliament but to all women,' her Hindi tweet translates to