Bharatiya Janata Party’s women MPs criticised the opposition for repeatedly disrupting Parliament over controversial remarks made by Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti even after the Union Minister had apologised, saying they were doing so as they had run out of issues.
“Congress and Trinamool Congress (TMC) created a scene. To oppose it we also stood on our feet. The sad thing is when the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government’s minister has apologised, then raising the same issue again for the second day, we condemn it,” Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Poonam Mahajan said.
Mahajan, who was accompanied by a group of women MPs of her party, said that members wanted to raise issues related to development of their constituencies but the opposition was not allowing proceedings in the Question Hour or Zero Hour by disrupting Parliament.
She claimed that the opposition parties like Congress and Trinamool Congress (TMC) just wanted to create a scene before the Prime Minister. “They don’t have issues and they don’t have a leader. That is why they have done it,” Mahajan said.
Controversial remarks by Jyoti had rocked Parliament yesterday also with opposition parties insisting on her sacking despite her apology.
Under all round attack from opposition benches, Jyoti had said in Rajya Sabha yesterday that “If certain words spoken by me outside the House have hurt someone, I take back my words and offer regrets. However, if the House feels so, I am also ready to seek an apology.”
In Lok Sabha, also she yesterday said, “My intention was not to hurt anyone. If my speech outside the House has hurt anyone, I express my deep regrets and accept…”
However both Houses saw adjournments today as well over her controversial remarks.