TDP MP's remark on Modi draws Minister Nirmala's ire

By PTI Published on Jul 20, 2018 03:49 PM IST

New Delhi: A TDP MP's remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha today evoked sharp reaction from the Treasury benches with Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman demanding it to be expunged.

TDP's Jayadev Galla initiated the debate in the first no-confidence motion against the Modi government in four  years. As Galla ended his speech terming the division of Andhra Pradesh as "undemocratic and unscientific," Naramalli Sivaprasad (TDP) stood up and passed a remark in Telugu against Prime Minister Modi.

Immediately, Nirmala objected to it and demanded that the Speaker expunge it.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar along with his other party colleagues, too, were on their feet demanding that the remark be expunged.

"How can he use such words against the Prime Minister of our country," Nirmala asked.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was present in the House then. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan assured the Treasury benches that she would listen to the remark and, if required, expunge it.

TRS MPs latched on to protests with their member Jithender Reddy saying such remarks show their mindset.