After the list of unparliamentary words, a fresh notice to MPs irks the Opposition
The Opposition on Friday slammed the central government over the recently released Parliament bulletin which bars members from using certain words, and also prevents them from any “demonstration, dharna, strike, fast or to perform any religious ceremony” in the precinct of the Parliament House.
Congress MP Jairam Ramesh shared the notice on Twitter, on which TMC MP Derek O’Brien also shared his views. “Vishwaguru’s latest advice – Dharna is mind!” The Congress leader wrote in his post.
“Demonstration, dharna, strike, fast are part of a legitimate parliamentary strategy to register a protest. No one is stopping us,” replied the TMC MP, “Can you please update me. Has anyone not organized any religious function recently?”
The officials quelled the outrage by saying that these notices are issued regularly and are delineated by issuance from 2013 and 2014. However, an opposition leader claimed that it was being implemented selectively and said, “Religious celebrations have been banned, but the PM did it twice.”
The Lok Sabha Secretariat released a revised booklet containing a list of unparliamentary words ahead of the monsoon session, including words like ‘jumlajeevi’, ‘bal buddhi’, ‘COVID spreader’, and ‘snoopgate’.
Even commonly used words such as ’embarrassment’, ‘abuse’, ‘corrupt’, ‘drama’, ‘hypocrisy’ and ‘incompetent’ – often used by the opposition to describe the government – Will be considered unparliamentary in both the Locks. Leaders of the opposition strongly criticized the Sabha and the Rajya Sabha.
Words like ‘anarchist’, ‘Shakuni’, ‘tyrant’, ‘tyrant’, ‘tyrant’, ‘Jaichand’, ‘Vanish Purush’, ‘Khalistani’ and ‘Khoon see farming’ will also be dropped during the session. Used during debates in both houses or otherwise. Some of the Hindi words listed as unparliamentary include ‘gaydar’, ‘chameleon’, ‘chamcha’, ‘chamchagiri’, ‘chela’, ‘gharial, ‘insult’, ‘untruth’, ‘arrogant’, ‘corrupt’, Are included. ‘Black Day’, ‘Black Market’ and ‘Purchasing’.
Reacting to the report, Rajya Sabha member Derek O’Brien claimed that he would use all these words in Parliament and challenged the government to suspend him.
“Gag order issued on MPs. We will no longer be allowed to use these basic words while delivering a speech in Parliament: Shame. mistreated. Cheated. corrupt. Hypocrisy. Incompetent,” the TMC leader tweeted. “I will use all these words. Suspend me. Fighting for democracy.”
However, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Thursday said that the use of any word has not been banned in either House.
He said, “Earlier a book of such unparliamentary words used to be released… To avoid wastage of paper, we have put it on the internet. No words have been banned. We have compiled those words. issued which have been removed,” clarified Birla.