Reacting to the sexist comments passed by Rampur Lok Sabha MP Azam Khan on Thursday against herself, Lok Sabha chair Rama Devi has condemned Khan's behaviour saying that he should have respected the chair and its dignity. She added saying that if the SP leader does not apologize, she would take appropriate steps against his misbehaviour.
"The language of Azam khan to a person when she is on the (Lok Sabha) chair is very bad. This is an insult to a woman and the (Lok Sabha) chair. He should respect the chair and its dignity. His language is very foul. I have been listening very often that he does not respect women and today we have seen that. His mental condition is not proper. He is not a person eligible to sit in the Lok sabha. He should apologize. If he does not, then I will take proper steps on his misbehaviour," she said talking to Republic TV.
The Lok Sabha had witnessed a heated uproar earlier in the day when the debate on Triple Talaq Bill was going on. Amid the debate, SP MP Azam Khan raked up yet another controversy and made sexist remarks at Lok Sabha chair Rama Devi, which resulted in chaos on the floor of the Lower House of Parliament.
"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.
Even after Rama Devi, who is also BJP MP, told him not to utter in such a way, saying "this is not how to speak (Ye bolne ka tareeka nhi hai)", Azam Khan continued his shocking remarks at the Lok Sabha chair, regarding her as his sister.
"You are very respectful, very sweet. You are like my sister. Sweet sister," the SP leader added.
Moreover, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav did not condemn his actions and asked him to continue talking. Amid the chaos over Azam Khan's sexist remarks, other MPs sitting in the Lok Sabha demanded him to take his words back and apologise to the Lok Sabha chair. Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also asked Azam Khan to apologise to Rama Devi. The National Commission for Women (NCW) demanded that he should be sacked as it is not the first time that he has committed such a mistake.
He further doubled-down on his comment saying: "Nobody asked me to apologise. I did not use any unparliamentary language. If I have, then I will tender my resignation right now."