Rahul Gandhi, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury meet BSP MP Danish Ali over derogatory remarks
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi met BSP MP Danish Ali on Friday to discuss the derogatory remarks made against him by BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri. Bidhuri had called Ali a “dog” and a “traitor” during a debate in the Lok Sabha on Thursday.
Gandhi expressed his solidarity with Ali and condemned Bidhuri’s remarks. He said that such remarks were unacceptable and that they should not be tolerated.
Ali said that he was grateful to Gandhi for his support. He said that he would continue to fight for the rights of all Indians, regardless of their religion or caste.
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury writes to Lok Sabha Speaker
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has written to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, demanding action against Bidhuri for his derogatory remarks. Chowdhury said that Bidhuri’s remarks were “unparliamentary, offensive, and against the spirit of the Constitution.”
He urged Birla to take action against Bidhuri in accordance with the rules of the House.
Bidhuri has defended his remarks, saying that he was only responding to Ali’s “provocative” statements. He said that he did not intend to hurt anyone’s feelings.
The controversy comes at a time when there is growing concern about the rise of hate speech in India.
In recent months, there have been a number of incidents of people making derogatory remarks against members of minority communities.
The government has been criticized for not doing enough to address the problem of hate speech.