No need for protests on Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti’s remarks: N Chandrababu Naidu to oppn

N Chandrababu Naidu said the row over Sadhvi’s remarks should end as she had already apologised over her utterances.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, whose TDP is the ally of BJP in the state, today said the row over remarks made by Union minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti in Parliament should end as she had already apologised over her utterances.

“The matter should end after the minister has expressed apology for her comments. Sometimes some people will talk. Immediately, they corrected. Openly, they said apology in the Parliament itself.

“Then there is no need (for a row). You cannot punish anybody once you say apology. You have to move forward. It is only a political gimmick they (opposition) are doing. It is not correct,” he said referring to frequent disruptions in both Houses of Parliament over the issue.

When asked if the minister needs to be cautious, he replied in the affirmative.

“She should be cautious. At the same time, unconditionally she (has) sought apology. There ends the matter. You have to move forward,” he added.

The Minister of State sparked a major controversy when she reportedly used unparliamentary language while addressing a BJP rally in Delhi recently.

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First published on: 04-12-2014 at 23:56 IST