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Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan apologises for his sexist remarks against BJP MP Rama Devi

Azam Khan Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team Delhi Jul 29, 2019, 12.21 PM (IST)

Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan on Monday apologised to BJP MP Rama Devi for his sexist remarks against her during the Lok Sabha proceedings last week.

"I had no such intention for the Chair... Whole House knows my speech and conduct. Despite that if Chair feels that I had done any mistake then I apologise for that," Azam Khan said.

After Azam Khan apologised, Lok Sabha Speaker OM Birla said members must refrain from using such language. "This House belongs to all and it runs on support from everyone. Members must refrain from using language that affects the dignity of the House," he said.

Rama Devi, who was at the receiving end of Khan`s comment was not satisfied with the apology and said the remark has hurt people across India. "Azam Khan ji`s remark have hurt both women and men in India. He will not understand this. He speaks like this outside Parliament also. Inki aadat bigadi hui hai, zaroorat se zada bigadi hui hai," she said.

On Friday after a massive uproar, opposition leaders and Lok Sabha Speaker met and came to a conclusion that Azam Khan should apologise in the House for his remarks against the BJP MP.

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.


(With inputs from agencies)

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"I had no such intention for the Chair... Whole House knows my speech and conduct. Despite that if Chair feels that I had done any mistake then I apologise for that," Azam Khan said.