Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan's sexist remarks on Lok Sabha chair Rama Devi raked up massive controversy with national outrage against the Rampur MP. Slamming Azam Khan for his remarks, Vice President Venkaiajh Naidu said that it is righteous that there is outrage against Khan over his sexist remark, adding that it is not our civilisation to disrespect women.
Addressing an event, the Vice President lashed out at the SP MP saying that such kind of behaviour inside the Parliament affect the third-tire of administration and it should be avoided.
"I have seen in the other house some member making some objectionable comment about a women presiding officer. Such thing should be avoided. Rightly there is an outrage over the comment. It is not our civilisation to disrespect women. This kind of behaviour and comments in Parliament, get wider publicity and it will affect the third-tire of administration," Vice President Naidu said.
Taking action against Azam Khan's sexist comment in the parliament on Thursday, all party leaders and the Lok Sabha Speaker met on Friday, and concluded that the SP MP will have to apologise in the House for his remarks on BJP MP Rama Devi. Failing to do so action will be taken against him by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla.
"The Speaker will ask Azam Khan to apologise over his comments made against Rama Devi without any condition in the House. If he does not do so, the Speaker has been authorized to take action against him," said Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi speaking in the matter.
From Sushma Swaraj to Mayawati a number of women political leaders condemned Azam Khan's remarks on Rama Devi and demanded apology from the SP leader. Amid uproar in Lok Sabha on Friday, Smriti Irani and Nirmala Sitharaman took down Azam Khan and called for action against him. BSP supremo Mayawati said that he has hurt the dignity of a woman by using such derogatory comments. She further called for an apology from Azam Khan not only to the Rama Devi and Lok Sabha, but to all the women.
On Thursday, the Lok Sabha witnessed uproar amid the Triple Talaq Bill debate when SP MP Azam Khan made sexist remarks at Lok Sabha chair Rama Devi.
"I really like you so much that I feel like keep looking into your eyes. I feel like never taking my eyes off you," Azam Khan said talking to the Lok Sabha chair. (Aap mujhe itni achi lagti hai ki aapke aankho main aankhe dale rahu ye mera man karta hai. Main kabhi na nazar haatau aapse. Aap kitni acchi jagah baithi hai.)