Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Ramesh Bidhuri, who represents South Delhi, on Friday allegedly made comments on Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Danish Ali in the Lok Sabha. Ramesh Bidhuri made the alleged anti-Muslim remarks, allegedly, during a discussion on the Chandrayaan-3 mission.
Mr Bidhuri’s remarks have been expunged.
As Mr Bidhuri was making the remarks against Mr Ali, his party colleague and former Union minister Harsh Vardhan was seen laughing alongside hi,
Mr Bidhuri’s remarks drew outrage among Opposition members, who demanded action against the BJP MP.
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Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Mahua Moitra took to X and shared a snippet of Bidhuris statement in the Parliament.
Ms Moitra also called out Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and stated, ‘Feel free initiate a privilege motion against me for calling you out. Will be happy to face any committees. But am asking you here and now- what action are you taking against @rameshbidhuri?’
Why dragging me, I couldn’t hear anything: Ex-minister Harsh Vardhan
Harsh Vardhan said he was present in the Lok Sabha but could not hear what was being said after it was alleged that he laughed when Danish Ali was abused.
Bidhuri’s comments on Danish Ali invites warning
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla took note of BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuris statement and gave a warning to him.
”In case of recurrence, strict action will be taken,’ sources told ANI.
Following the incident on Thursday, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh expressed regret in the Lok Sabha over the offensive remarks.
Singh said he had not heard the remarks and urged the Chair to delete them from the proceedings if they had hurt the Opposition members.
Congress member K Suresh, who was in the Chair, said he had already directed the officials to expunge the remarks.
Bidhuris abusive language triggered a massive backlash from Opposition parties. Congress leader Pawan Khera slammed him and said on X, ‘I have seen Ramesh Bidhuri as MLA in Delhi Assembly. He was better during those days. I guess, in the Parliament his upbringing has been ably done by Modi-Shah.’
AAP MP Sanjay Singh also voiced similar sentiments and demanded strict action against Bidhuri.