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TMC MP’s Comments On Nirmala Sitharaman Deleted, BJP Demands Apology

FM Sitharaman, responding to the comments, defended herself and said: “If only Saugata Roy could listen instead of making remarks on other factors.”

An outcry was caused on the first day of the monsoon session of the parliament after a Member from the Trinamool Congress Party made personal remarks directed at Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The comments were expunged from the record. Saugata Roy, the Trinamool MP who made the comments, should apologise for it, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said.

Making a statement on the Banking Regulation Amendment Bill and arguing against it in Look Sabha, Saugata Roy made the comments on Sitharaman, suggesting that the nation’s economic condition had increased her worries. Speaker Om Birla said the comments would be expunged after several members raised an objection.

FM Sitharaman, responding to the comments, defended herself and said: “If only Saugata Roy could listen instead of making remarks on other factors.”

Mr. Roy was accused of “insulting women” by several members of the ruling party.

“Commenting on personal attire…Being a senior member, what is he talking? He should apologise unconditionally. It is an insult to womenfolk,” said Pralhad Joshi.

However, Mr. Roy said he did not believe he had said anything unparliamentary.

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