'Laugh Renuka laugh! We love you & wish you well,' tweets Shatrughan Sinha
| Feb. 13, 2018, 2:52 p.m.
New Delhi, Feb 13: Once again the debonair-spirited BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha has dared to stir the hornet's nest by going against the party line. The Patna Sahib MP has today openly backed Opposition leader Congress MP Renuka Chowdhury, tweeting his support for her.
Sinha tweeted, "Laugh Renuka laugh! We love you, were fond of you & wish you well. Dont worry, be happy! Let them cry & shout hoarse. Things will settle down. Those who oppose womens empowerment & laughter would melt soon. We all will have the last laugh. Long live Nari Shakti. Jai hind!
During his reply to the debate on Motion of Thanks on Presidents address, Modi had questioned the Congresss claim of being the originator of the biometric national ID Aadhaar when he said that the then Home Minister LK Advani had in 1998 spoken about an all-purpose national ID in Rajya Sabha.
On Wednesday, during the reply, Modi had questioned the Congress's claim of being the originator of the biometric national ID Aadhaar when he said that the then Home Minister L K Advani had in 1998 spoken about an all-purpose national ID in Rajya Sabha
This led to Chowdhury bursting into loud laughter. Naidu had disapproved of the behaviour but Modi asked him not to stop Chowdhury
"Sabhapati ji meri aapse vinti hai Renuka ji ko kuch mat kahiye. Ramayan serial ke baad aisi hansi sunne ka saubhagya aaj jaake mila hai (I request you not to say anything to Renuka ji. After the Ramayan serial, we got the privilege of hearing this kind of laughter only today," he said, to the amusement of top BJP leaders and other ministers sitting around him
Chowdhury had protested the remarks but the chairman did not allow her comments to go on record
On Thursday, the Congress tweeted: "We condemn PM Modi's derogatory remark in Parliament against former Union minister and RS MP Renuka Chowdhury."
"We also urge the RS Speaker Shri Venkaiah Naidu to not act in a partisan manner and accord due respect to a fellow member of the house," it said.