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Congress demands apology from PM Modi over laughter jibe at Renuka Chaudhary

By Daljit Mann

February 08, 2018

New Delhi, : – The Upper House or Rajya Sabha on Wednesday saw some laughter moments when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was delivering his power-packed speech in the house. He took a jibe at Congress leader Renuka Chaudhary as she laughed loudly over the idea of Aadhaar was conceptualised during the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government.

The incident took place when PM Modi referred to an old speech of ex-Home Minister and ex BJP President L K Advani made twenty years ago. When the PM proceeded to mention Aadhar was actually conceptualised here (the parliament), Congress MP Renuka Chowdhary started laughing hysterically. Even Rajya Sabha speaker and Vice President Venkaiah Naidu asked her to stop laughing. She did not and to which he also advised her to visit a doctor if she has a problem.

But Modi stopped the speaker and said he must not stop Renuka Chowdhury as many years after Ramayan we are getting to hear such a hearty laughter. This remark of PM made whole the Rajya Sabha erupt with laughter. While Renuka Chowdhury stopped promptly. The MP, however, did not take the remark in jest. Talking to media outside the Parliament on Wednesday evening Chowdhary slammed the prime minister for the personal remark.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a fresh attack at the Congress Party in both houses, saying the country has been suffering due to the “wrong” policies it has pursued since independence and that the party has spent time singing paeans to one family instead of focusing on people’s welfare. India.com