PM Modi’s speech expunged, Derek O Brien accuses media of being ‘biased’
A day after a portion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech in parliament with reference to a Congress parliamentarian was deleted from the records, Trinamool Congress politician Dere O’Brien has hit out at the media for not reporting the news.
So, the words PM used in Rajya Sabha on Thursday have been expunged (removed) from records. A first in the history of #Parliament ? And how many channels or newspapers have carried this news ? Raise your hands, please
— Derek O’Brien (@derekobrienmp) August 11, 2018
Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday had expunged the remarks passed by Modi a day ago, leaving the government red-faced.
The remarks were made by PM Modi while felicitating newly-elected Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh in the House on Thursday.
Mr Naidu expunged the remarks after several members expressed their displeasure over them.
Comments expunged from the records cannot be reproduced or reported anywhere. The deleted portion, comprising three Hindi words that played on Mr Hariprasad’s initials, the opposition’s candidate for the election, were seen as derogatory and infuriated the Congress.