New Delhi, Dec 5: A day after his address in the Rajya Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, Dec 5 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 Prime Minister addressed the two Houses of the Parliament following ruckus by the Opposition who has been demanding Niranjan Jyoti's resignation for her infamous "Ramzaade" and "Haramzaade" remark. [I disapprove Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti's remark, says PM Narendra Modi in Lok Sabha]
What did Niranjan Jyoti actually say?
During a campaign for upcoming assembly elections in Delhi, Niranjan Jyotisaid, "Aapko tay karna hai ki Dilli mein sarkar Ramzaade (followers of Lord Ram) ki banegi ya harazaade (illegitimate child) ki. (People of Delhi have to decide if they want a Government of Ramzaade or haramzaade)." [Who is Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti? How Modi's words forced her to apologise?: Explained]
Niranjan Jyoti's infamous statement caused quite a stir in the Parliament. Not only did the opposition get a real reason to take a jibe at Modi Govt, the ruling party itself was embarrassed.
Following the controversy, Instavaani conducted a survey in which 720 people across India participated. The survey was conducted to find out if people saw comments like this one by political leaders as hostile towards non-Hindus.
While 40% of the respondents agree to this sentiment, an almost equal size (37%) had no opinion on this matter. 23% of respondents, however, think that these comments are ‘Not' hostile.
This poll was conducted across India, in metros including Delhi. 43% of the respondents in Delhi agree that comments like Sadhvi Jyoti's cause hostility towards non-Hindus. In comparison, in the rest of the country, only 36% agree to this statement.
A higher percentage (25%) of respondents across the country disagree with the poll question when compared to 21% of respondents in Delhi.