New Delhi, Dec 3: Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Tuesday regretted Union minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti's controversial remarks at a rally and said she tendered an apology after another minister Venkaiah Naidu spoke to her. [Who is Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti?]
Rudy also played down the Opposition's claims that the PM was silent on the issue. He said it was not an issue and the Opposition is running after it because they have no other issue. [Uproar in parliament over Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti's controversial remarks]
Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his disappointment over the controversial remarks made by Union minister. According to sources, the prime minister said in a BJP parliamentary party meeting on Tuesday that despite his message to the MPs to show restraint while addressing the nation, such things were happening.
Modi did not name anybody but warned the party MPs from making statements that could embarrass both the party and the government it is heading at the Centre. The prime minister reportedly told the MPs not to indulge in any activity just for showing off.
PM Modi warned the MPs against embarrassing the party & the government
PM Modi also said at the meeting that December 25 would be observed as Good Governance Day nationally. It is the birthday of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
BJP president Amit Shah, who was also present at the meeting, asked the MPs to work more on expanding the party's membership. Shah also asked the MPs to reach out to the people in Delhi where elections are due in a couple of months.