Amid ruckus in Parliament following 25 Congress lawmakers having been suspended for causing ‘grave disorder’, four women MPs have now complained to the Lok Sabha speaker about the ‘abusive’ and ‘sexist’ language used by BJP’s Ramesh Bidhuri in the House.
A report in a business daily on Tuesday alleged that the women MPs have lodged a complaint saying Bidhuri used foul language against them during the Opposition’s protest in the Lower House on Monday.
“He has been abusive with me at least three to four times earlier as well. There was this instance during the Budget speech discussion when I talked of the need to give benefits to single women and he turned around saying I should divorce my husband first and then such benefits can be given to me. Today also his jibes continued. I have been ignoring this for a while but he is using language against women that is unbecoming of a MP,” Congress MP from Supaul in Bihar Ranjeet Ranjan was quoted as saying.
The other women MPs who joined Ranjan in the complaint are NCP MP Supriya Sule, Congress MP from Silchar Sushmita Dev, Trinamool’s Arpita Ghosh from Balurghat constituency and CPI(M)’s PK Shreemathi Teacher, Lok Sabha MP from Kannur.
Meanwhile, Bidhuri, who is a BJP MP from Delhi’s Tughlaqabad South constituency, termed the allegations as baseles.
“I have no personal fight with them and I used no such language. They are using these allegations as a diversionary tactic. They were creating a nuisance in Parliament and we opposed it. Let them pull out old recordings and show when I have used abusive language. I am a three-time Vidhan Sabha member and you can pull out recording and ask Congress members I have worked with if I have ever been abusive,” Bidhuri said.