New Delhi: BJP MP Harsh Vardhan, caught smiling while his party colleague went on a communal rant in the Lok Sabha, issued long clarification on Friday and said that he could barely hear what was being said in the pandemonium.
BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri, while speaking on the success of India’s Chandrayaan mission on Thursday, hurled repeated abuses and slurs on the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Kunwar Danish Ali and even threatened to ‘see him outside’ for obstructing his speech.
Ramesh Bidhuri is facing barrage of criticism for his abusive behavior in the house but former Health Minister Harsh Vardha also found himself in the crosshairs of many as he kept grinning sitting besides him, when he made grossly insensitive remarks against BSP MP.
Harsh Vardhan today took to Twitter and explained that though he was witness to the jugglery of words being thrown at each other, the truth of the matter was that he couldn’t hear properly what was being said.
He said that fabricated stories were being framed by vested interests to sully his image.
“Dragging my name into the unfortunate incident where two MPs were using unparliamentary language against each other was uncalled for,” he tweeted.
I have seen my name trending on Twitter where people have dragged me into this unfortunate incident where two MPs were using unparliamentary language against each other on the floor of the House.
Our senior and respected leader Shri @rajnathsingh ji has already condemned the…
— Dr Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) September 22, 2023
Harsh Vardhan also said that he was born & brought up in the historic gullys of Chandni Chowk and hence he would never endorse hateful remarks against any community including Muslims.
The use of highly objectionable words by Bidhuri, BJP MP from South Delhi constituency, triggered big outrage in the House and also his own party embarrased. Opposition benches stood up in arms against his communal comments against fellow Muslim MP and demanded strict action. Speaker Om Birla warned him of ‘stringent punishment’ if such conduct was repeated again. Shortly afterwards, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh expressed regret over his comments.