Times of India, July 15, 2022
Angered by what it saw as a manufactured row over the publication of expressions which were found to be unparliamentary by different legislatures in 2021, BJP on Thursday said the opposition parties were bereft of issues against the Modi government and manufacturing controversies out of desperation.
“The way Congress leaders have reacted has once again proved that they don’t do the routine homework before raking up an issue. They are questioning a practice, which is in place since 1954. It shows that the party is frustrated as it has no issues against the Modi government,” BJP chief spokesperson Anil Baluni said. He said the opposition has once again shown their negative mindset and insensitivity by questioning longtime precedents.
BJP IT department head Amit Malviya said the bankrupt politics of India’s opposition has hit another “ridiculous low”. “Amusing as it may be but top on their priority is a compilation of unparliamentary words in Parliament! Is this something that started after 2014, a reference point for all meltdowns? The answer is: No,” Malviya tweeted and added that the list is brought out every year.
“The list is not a new suggestion, but merely a compilation of words already expunged in Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha or State Assemblies. It also contains a list of words considered unparliamentary in Parliaments of Commonwealth countries,” he added.
Citing a few instances, a government source said, “The word ‘abuse’ was considered unparliamentary in Australia’s House of Representatives. ‘Childishness’ was considered unparliamentary in Quebec’s national assembly. ‘Lollipops’ (in the budget) were expunged from Punjab Aasembly. ”
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