'Filmy' drama in Parl: After Sonia, now Jaya Bachchan fumes

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New Delhi, Aug 9: The debate over Assam violence in the Parliament is taking different directions again and again. After Sonia Gandhi, now its Jaya Bachchan who fumed at some derogatory remark during the monsoon session in the House.

This time Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and Mrs Bachchan were in the limelight. While delivering his speech over violence in Assam, Shinde on Thursday, Aug 9 was interrupted by Mrs Bachchan.

Following the interruption, Shinde chided, "Please listen carefully, Assam is a serious issue, not a filmy one." The statement did not go well with Mrs Bachchan, a Bollywood actress who also belongs to one of the most popular families in the Hindi film industry.

The remark created a ruckus in the Rajya Sabha and BJP leader Arun Jaitley claimed that being Home Minister, Shinde could not taunt other honourable members of Parliament.

However, citing the uproar in the House, Shinde immediately withdrew his remark saying, "If my comments have hurt Jayaji, I apologise. She is like my sister..."

Earlier on Wednesday, the whole country witnessed the furious side of Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Mrs Gandhi lost her cool following Advani's statement in the House where he called UPA government "illegitimate". While addressing the Assam violence, the BJP leader hurled the dashing statement against the UPA government.

Mrs Gandhi urged all Congress MPs in the Parliament to protest against Advani and his remark. Citing the ruckus in the House, Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar urged Advani to withdraw his statement.

The BJP senior leader, however, accepted that it was a "mistake" and withdrew his remark. Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde claimed that Advani insulted the Parliament with his remark.

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