New Delhi: All India Trinamool Congress MP Saugata Roy remarks on Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi on Monday required an ‘unconditional confession’ from Saugata Roy.
The MP’s comments were obliterated from the record. Saugata Roy made the remarks while arguing against the Banking Regulation Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha.
Speaking in defence of the Bill, Sitharaman said: “If only Saugata Roy could listen instead of making remarks on other factors.”
Later, Pralhad Joshi, while speaking in Parliament, said: “Commenting on personal attire being a senior member, what is he talking? He should apologize unconditionally. It is an insult to womenfolk.”
Several members of the ruling party accused Mr. Roy of insulting women.
Lok Sabha approved a motion to do away with Question Hour and private members’ business during the Monsoon Session of Parliament.
The Monsoon Session, which is being apprehended during the COVID-19 pandemic will continue till 1st of October.
The Congress-led Opposition banged the move calling the Question Hour as the “golden hour of the House”.
MPs were allowed to continue their discussion while sitting on a chair. This happened the first time in history.
“All lawmakers in this Monsoon Session will first speak from their seats without standing. The initiative was taken given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” said Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla.
Formerly all MPs used to stand before speaking in Parliament as a symbol to show respect to the chair.