Senior Samajwadi Party Rampur MP Azam Khan’s comment created a furor in Parliament, today. Khan while addressing the Parliament, reportedly passed a remark at the BJP legislator Rama Devi, who represents Sheohar constituency.
Khan said, “Aap mujhe itni acchi lagti hain ki mera mann karta hai ki aap ki aankhon mein aankhein dale rahoon (I find you so nice that I feel like staring at your eyes).” His remarks did not go down well with the treasury benches who took a strong objection and asked Khan to apologise.
Devi, who was in the chair then, also asked the officials to expunge his remarks. Khan defended his comment and said, “You are very respected, you are like my sister.” The BJP lawmakers protested and kept asking Khan to render an apology for his remarks.
However, SP chief and former chief minister of UP Akhilesh Yadav defended Khan’s statement. He said, ” I don’t think Azam Khan ji meant any disrespect to the chair (Rama Devi). These ( BJP MPs) people are so rude, who are they to raise fingers?”
As Speaker Om Birla resumed the Chair, he reprimanded Azam Khan and asked for his apology. Speaker Om Birla also gave instructions to expunge the objectionable part.
Refusing to apologise, Khan said he was ready to tender his resignation if he said anything that was unparliamentary. Khan and Yadav later walked out of the house.