Patna, March 29: A ruling JD(U) legislator's alleged derogatory remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi created ruckus in Bihar Assembly on Wednesday, March 30 during a debate on the Appropriation Bill 2016 which was later passed by voice vote amid boycott by NDA members.
JD(U) member Ratnesh Sada, while participating in the debate during post-lunch session, made the remarks against Modi, prompting BJP members to rush to the Well of the House in protest.
NDA members shouted slogans against Sada for around 10 minutes, and Leader of Opposition, BJP's Prem Kumar, demanded that the member tender apology for his comment.
Amid pandemonium, Speaker Vijay Kumar Choudhary adjourned the House for 10 minutes. During the brief interval, a meeting of Business Advisory Committee was convened to resolve the issue but BJP was not ready to agree on anything less than 'apology' from the member but the government did not agree to it saying the remarks have been expunged.
"The ruling party was not ready for 'apology', instead they said the derogatory remarks have been expunged from the proceedings. We did not agree to the government's proposal and decided to boycott government's reply on Appropriation Bill," Kumar said.
It has become the habit of ruling alliance to make derogatory remarks and the ruling party should control their MLAs from making such remarks, Kumar said adding that whether or not to continue the 'boycott' of the House will be decided at a late evening meeting by the party.
Earlier on March 3, JD(U) legislator Manish Kumar had allegedly made derogatory remarks against the Prime Minister that created ruckus in the Assembly. On that occasion, Manish Kumar had tendered an apology in the House for his remarks against PM.