PM Narendra Modi's 'Ramayan' jibe at Congress MP Renuka Chowdhury triggers Mahabharat

Parliament Budget Session 2018 Live Updates Renuka Chowdhury files privilege motion in Rajya Sabha

Parliament Budget Session 2018 Live Updates Renuka Chowdhury files privilege motion in Rajya Sabha

Congress parliamentarian Renuka Chowdhury has put up a motion for breach of privilege against Union Minister Kiren Rijiju for sharing on Facebook a post mocking her laughter after Prime Minister Narendra Modi joked about it in the Rajya Sabha. Her loud laughter to Modi's speech left the prime minister incredibly rattled as he struggled to continue with his speech.

Ramayana jibe: PM Narendra Modi links Congress MP Renuka Choudhary's hysterical laughter to 'Surpanakha', howls

To this, Venkaiah said that he would have to name her and call her out for her "unruly behaviour". In a tweet, he had said: "Renuka ji, I fail to comprehend in which way did I insult the women dignity?" Besides, this video was also shared on social media by Minister Kiran Rijiju, which made Renuka Angry and she had told she'll be filing a defamation case against Kiran as well. "I am going to move a privilege motion". She lashed out at the PM after the latter referred her to a character in Ramayana.

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When Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu objected to Chowdhury's interruption, Modi said, "Sabhapati ji (Chairman Sir), I request you don't say anything to Renuka ji. I'm only referring to how PM didn't get annoyed", Rijiju said. The loud laughter was later condemned by all BJP leaders present in the House. After that budget sessions, President Ramnath Kovind began his speech, following which Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a lengthy vote of thanks.

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Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's reply to the Opposition in the Lok Sabha was also briefly disrupted yesterday after the Congress protested against his remarks on party president Rahul Gandhi.

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As Modi sought to shear the previous Congress government of the credit for Aadhaar, Chowdhury burst into a guffaw, drawing disapproval of Chairman Naidu.

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