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Politicians crossing boundaries of parliamentary conduct

Publish Date: 09 Nov 2012, 05:46 PM
Last Updated: 09 Nov 2012, 05:46 PM
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Politicians losing etiquettes
Politicians losing etiquettes

New Delhi: The war of words between political leaders has crossed all boundaries of parliamentary conduct and has sparked a fresh debate over the falling standard of language in Indian politics. With the latest development being, BJP MP and senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani who termed Lord Ram as a ‘Bad husband’.

Speaking at a function to launch a book on a man-woman relationship, Jethmalani said "Ram was a bad husband. I don't like him at all. Just because some fisherman said something, he sent that poor woman (Sita) to exile."

He went on to take a jibe at Lakshman by saying he was "even worse". He said, "When Sita was abducted, Ram asked him to go and find her as she was abducted during his watch. Lakshman simply excused himself saying she was his sister-in-law and he never looked at her face, so he wouldn't be able to identify her", Jethmalani said.

The politicians have embarrassed the nation earlier too by crossing the boundaries of parliamentary conduct.

Nitin Gadkari

Earlier this year in UP election, BJP chief compared the opposition leaders with Donkey and said that we can see donkeys all around in UP.  Similarly while firing a salvo at SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and BSP supremo Mayawati, he said that they are boot lickers of Sonia Gandhi. He also termed Afsal Guru as Congress’ son-in-law.
Gadkari did not spare Prime Minister Manmohan Singh either and dubbed him as “Gandhiji’s Monkey’’.  He said that the PM has the characteristics of Gandhi’s monkeys.
Continuing with his spate of remarks Gadkari recently compared IQ level of Swami Vivekanand with underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.

Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid

The foreign minister too has his shares of controversy.
Irked by corruption allegations leveled against him by Arvind Kejriwal, Khurshid had recently dared anti-corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal to visit Farrukhabad, the Lok Sabha constituency of the minister.  "Let them come and visit Farrukhabad. But let them also return from Farrukhabad," Khurshid said in a closed door meeting.  The minister also added "I have been made the law minister and asked to work with the pen. I will work with the pen but also with blood."

Arvind Kejriwal

While staging a protesting against Salman Khurshid near PM residence over his alleged involvement in a scam, Kejriwal termed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as King of Thieves.

Narendra Modi

While addressing a rally in Himachal Pradesh Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi described Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar as the "Rs 50-crore girlfriend".  Modi’s remark snowballed into a huge controversy inviting criticism from different sections of the society.

Subramanian Swamy

Unleashing acidic remarks on Congress scion Rahul Gandhi Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy termed him as ‘Buddhu’.  Swamy tweeted “This Buddhu needs a lesson on Defamation Law: as public servant as MP he has to prove what I said was untrue; not I that it is true!”

Sriprakash Jaiswal

While addressing a Kavi sammelan in Kanpur, Union Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal said that like a new victory, a new marriage has its own importance, but as time passes, like the victory, a wife loses her charm.

(Agencies)

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