New Delhi, Dec 5: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday told the Lok Sabha that Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti had apologised for her abusive remark and the business of the house should be carried forward.
"The minister has apologised, she is new and we are also aware of her social background. She comes from a village," he said. [Who is Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti?]
The Prime Minister addressed the Lok Sabha a day after he made a statement in the upper house. [PM addresses Rajya Sabha, says he disapproves minister's remark]
He said that when a "friend" apologises in front of such a big house "we should also generously accept the apology".
"I am grateful to all the members of the Lok Sabha that they allowed the house to function," Modi said.
However the opposition members, not satisfied with the remark, staged a walkout.