Renuka Chowdhury to move privilege motion against Rijiju

Renuka Chowdhury to move privilege motion against Rijiju
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New Delhi [India]: Congress MP Renuka Chowdhury on Thursday said that she will move a privilege motion against Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju after he shared a video of mythological character Surpanakha laughing.

Rijiju shared the video on his social media page a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a jibe at Chowdhary’s laughter.

In the now-deleted video, Rijiju compared Chowdhary’s laughter with Surpanakha.

Though the post didn’t name Chowdhury, the Congress “>Congress leader believes it was meant for her. “This is degrading to a woman and highly objectionable. I am going to move a privilege motion,” Congress “>Congress MP told the media here.

During his speech on the Motion of Thanks to the President’s address, Prime Minister Modi said that on July 7, 1998, in response to a query, the then Home Minister, L.K. Advani, had talked about multi-purpose national identity cards. He added that the same laid the foundation for the Aadhaar programme.

At this, Chowdhury burst into laughter and wanted to respond when Chairman Venkaiah Naidu intervened and stopped her. (ANI)