Congress objects to derogatory word against AIMIM MLA Waris Pathan

Congress, which had supported suspension of All India Majlis-e-Ittehad ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) MLA Waris Pathan after he refused to chant 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai', on Thursday objected to the use of a derogatory word against the legislator by Shiv Sena MLA Gulabrao Patil.


AIMIM MLA Waris Pathan

The party has also sought an unconditional apology from the Shiv Sena leader who yesterday used a derogatory word denoting a canine, while asking Pathan to chant 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai'.

Leader of Opposition Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil said the word was insulting for minority community and should have been expunged from the proceedings. He also demanded an apology by the Sena MLA.

Speaker Haribhau Bagde said the word should not have been allowed to be part of the proceedings and he would direct to expunge it.

"I was not in the Chair when the Sena MLA was speaking in the House. I was not even informed about the word later. The decision about the demand for apology will be taken at the appropriate time as the MLA is not in the House," Bagde said.

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