Minister gets rapped from KCR for slang remark

HYDERABAD: Minister for Power G. Jagadish Reddy was rapped by Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao for usage of a slang remark that is considered derogatory in the Telangana Assembly.

Mr. Reddy had made the remark amid pell-mell in the House during the Question Hour. Irritated by interruptions of the Congress members while he was speaking, the Minister used a slang expression that is also abusive in nature. This triggered off further arguments between the ruling party and Congress members forcing a brief adjournment.

When the House reassembled, the Congress members continued their protest near the podium.  Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao intervened and said that though he was not present during the heated arguments, he had heard the comment of the Minister on the TV.

“I was taken aback by the Minister’s reaction. All the members including the TRS members, especially the ministers, should observe restraint and remain cool despite provocations from the opposition benches. It is the bounded duty of everyone to maintain decency, dignity and decorum in the august House and to uphold this I had even asked my cabinet colleague to withdraw his remarks and express regrets, he explained.

Heeding the advice, Mr. Jagadish Reddy said he did not intend to hurt the feelings of any member or use any language not befitting to the dignity and decorum of the House.  He expressed regret for his remark and assured that he would not make such comments even under provocation. (NSS)

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