Azam Khan apologises for sexist remarks against Rama Devi in Lok Sabha

Samajwadi Party parliamentarian Azam Khan on Monday apologised in the Lok Sabha for his remarks against BJP’s Rama Devi.

“I have earlier said that she is like my sister. I cannot have any ill intentions towards the Chair. The House knows the kind of conduct I have, if the Chair still thinks that I have committed a mistake then I apologise for it,” Khan said.

Azam Khan made sexist remarks on Thursday last week, during the debate on Triple Talaq bill. Amidst uproar in the House, Khan staged a walkout without participating in the debate and declared that he would resign if he said anything un-parliamentary.

Meanwhile, Rama Devi who was on the receiving end of the apology said his remark has “hurt both women and men in India” and declared that she would never forgive him.

Soon after Khan’s apology the speaker Om Birla cautioned the members against using any language that affects the dignity of the House.

Before the proceedings in the lower house commenced on Monday, the Speaker had meetings with Azam Khan, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and Rama Devi.