Union Minister Smriti Irani on Monday (March 2) alleged that Congress MPs in Lok Sabha misbehaved with BJP women members, who have also complained to the Speaker against opposition party lawmakers.
“Congress MPs misbehaved with BJP women MPs in Lok Sabha. I would appeal to the Speaker (Om Birla) to take the strongest possible action against them,” Irani told reporters outside Parliament.
Irani said, “For the past two to three sessions, goonda elements of the Congress are disrupting Parliament proceedings.” She added that the action of Congress members in Parliament shows the desperation of the Gandhi family.
On the other hand, Congress MP Ramya Haridas lodged a complaint with Speaker Birla that she was assaulted by a BJP woman MP inside the Lower House and sought immediate action over the matter.
BJP and Congress members had pushed and shoved each other in the Lower House of Parliament as opposition members vehemently protested over the issue of violence in Delhi and demanded the resignation of Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
This is not the first time an allegation of MPs misbehaving with women has risen. A few months ago, Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan received severe backlash for making inappropriate remarks about BJP MP Rama Devi from Bihar.
He was also booked for his comments on BJP leader Jaya Prada’s “khakhi underwear” a few months before that episode.