Sushma Swaraj apologises for Ananth Kumar’s remarks

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New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj Thursday apologised in the Lok Sabha, admitting her colleague Ananth Kumar used objectionable remarks against Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Lalu Prasad Wednesday.

When the house assembled at 11 a.m., Speaker Meira Kumar invited Sushma Swaraj, who is also leader of the opposition, to speak.

Sushma Swaraj said: ‘I don’t want to go into the details of Wednesday’s proceedings. My colleague made some objectionable remarks. I apologise for those words.’

On Wednesday, when the house was discussing the issue of caste-based census, Ananth Kumar asked Lalu Prasad angrily if he was with Pakistan or India and went on to use unparliamentary language that was expunged.

Taking umbrage, RJD and Samajwadi Party MPs created a ruckus following which the house was adjourned. Ananth Kumar refused to apologise, saying he had said nothing wrong.

Besides apologising on behalf of Ananth Kumar, Sushma Swaraj also apologised on behalf of Lalu Prasad, who had moved menacingly towards the BJP MP as if to hit him. ‘I also apologise on behalf of Laluji.’

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