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Smriti Irani’s “lady member” speech to MP leads to debate in Lok Sabha

Union Minister Smriti Irani said she did not say anything unparliamentary

New Delhi:

Trade Union Minister Smriti Irani today wondered why a female MP could not be addressed as a lady.

Her remarks came after Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary of Congress and Sougata Ray of Trinamool Congress objected that Ms Irani had referred to Geetha Viswanath Vanga of the YSRCP as a ladies member during Question Time in the Lok Sabha.

They said the minister should have addressed her as an “honorable member”, to which Ms Irani said whatever she said was not unparliamentary and to refer to a female member as a lady was not wrong not.

“I had no contempt for her presence in the House,” Ms Irani said.

The BJD’s Anubhav Mohanty stood up in support of Ms Irani and said she did not use any unparliamentary or derogatory or wrong word.

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