In different House, Modi makes the same appeal

PM says Jyoti hails from a village, should be forgiven.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: December 6, 2014 4:03 am
Jyoti was present in the House. Modi stayed put for the whole Question Hour even after the Opposition walked out. Jyoti was present in the House. Modi stayed put for the whole Question Hour even after the Opposition walked out.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement on the Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti controversy, this time in the Lok Sabha, failed to satisfy the Opposition MPs, who walked out of the House demanding “more action” from the government. The government, meanwhile, claimed it had made its best efforts to resolve the matter.

Clad in a white kurta, Modi appeared at 11 am before Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu told the Lok Sabha that the PM would make a statement.

Modi spoke for about a minute in what appeared to be a repeat of his Thursday’s statement in the Rajya Sabha, only this time he also mentioned that Jyoti hailed “from a village”. “She (Jyoti) is a new minister. Unke samaajik background ko hum jaante hain; veh gaon se hain aur unhonne kshama maangi hai (We are all aware of her social background and that she hails from a village. She has tendered her apology as well),” Modi said. “Being seniors in the House means when one of our own seeks an apology before such a great House, we should also shower her with our forgiveness,” he added.

Jyoti was present in the House. Modi stayed put for the whole Question Hour even after the Opposition walked out.

Unlike his statement in the Rajya Sabha, Modi thanked the Lok Sabha members for letting the House run despite the protests.

Modi also said that he had disapproved Jyoti’s comments even before the matter was raised inside Parliament. He ended his statement with an appeal to “end this matter” and “continue with the work for nation’s interest”.

Govt to revamp Planning Commission: PM

PM Narendra Modi Friday told the Lok Sabha that the government was giving a new avatar to the Planning Commission (PC) to make it more “in sync with the changing times”. Making a short intervention during Question Hour in Lok Sabha, Modi said the government was planning to involve knowledgeable people and those who can provide new ideas to redefine and restructure the PC. “I want to inform the House that I have convened a meeting of Chief Ministers on December 7. We will have detailed discussions. In the PC also there had been discussions earlier on how to bring it in tune with the changing times… Plans are afoot towards a new shape,” he said.

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  1. M
    Dec 7, 2014 at 2:27 am
    Please remember Sadhvi is a Minister - not some trash talking politician.As a Minister She has a responsibility to talk sense !That's the issue here !!
    1. P
      Dec 7, 2014 at 5:34 am
      Was corrupt ministers sacked in UPA or any action taken against likes of Azam Khan and Owasis Was it not hate speeches? Watch on You Tube if you like. Do you know meaning of Hindutva? It is far ahead of Sharia and everyone is child of god in Sanatan Dharm. Freedom of expression is supressed in Sharia where as Kanad Rushi is respected in India though he didn't believe in God.
      1. S
        Dec 5, 2014 at 9:46 am
        she should be kicked out so that this will be lesson to others so that they will think twice before spilling vemon
        1. A
          Dec 5, 2014 at 7:33 am
          She did not say it clearly. And you are covering up her with your side. This is what you guys are capable of! Learn from the people who ruled after independence. Those prime ministers took people with their great work and now you guys are destroying the nature of democracy we have in the name of hindutva!!!! Now you don't want to sack her whereas when some one else says it you term them as anti national!!!! What a racism sitting atop the chair that should thought as a responsibility bestowed upon you to serve mankind.
          1. P
            Dec 6, 2014 at 6:49 pm
            wow, we have a nationalist leader here, I dont support the statements made by MP, but where were you Mr. Nationalist, and where were all the leaders who are making huge cry now when Azam Khan and Owaisi made anti national comments??/
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