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'Laugh, Renuka, Laugh': Shatrughan Sinha comes out in support of Congress MP

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    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Shatrughan Sinha has once again openly backed an Opposition leader while taking dig at his own party leadership.

    Shatrughan Sinha

    Sinha tweeted in support of Congress MP Renuka Chowdhury who was mocked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for laughing during his speech in Rajya Sabha during Parliament's Budget Session.

    "Laugh Renuka laugh! We love you, we're fond of you and wish you well. Don't worry, be happy!" Shatrughan Sinha posted on Twitter in yet another defiant display of his fondness for the enemy.

    "Let them cry and shout hoarse. Things will settle down. Those who oppose women's empowerment and laughter would melt soon. We all will have the last laugh. Long live 'Nari Shakti. Jai hind! (sic)," he further tweeted.

    Narendra Modi took a dig at Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury who laughed out loud during the Prime Minister's speech in Rajya Sabha.

    Modi said, "Sabhapati Ji, I request you don't say anything to Renuka ji. After Ramayan serial, we are now getting the opportunity to hear such a laugh."

    After the session, Renuka Chowdhury dubbed Modi's remark as "denigrating the status of a woman." "PM made a personal remark, what else do you expect from him? I can't fall to that level to reply to him. This is actually called denigrating the status of a woman," she said.

    Union Minister Smriti Irani said Renuka Chowdhury is making using "gender as her shield".

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