New Delhi: Amid controversy over the new list of unparliamentary words , Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has said that there is no ban on the use of any word in Parliament and the list is a compilation of words that have been removed from records in the past.
He said that any word is termed as unparliamentary keeping in view the context of the sentence and will continue to do so in future also.
What did Speaker Birla say?
Speaking to the media at a press conference, Lok Sabha Speaker Birla said, “Earlier booklets of such unparliamentary words were issued. To avoid wastage of paper, we have put it on the internet. No word was banned. Is.”
“Has they (opposition) read this 1,100-page dictionary (of unparliamentary words)? Had they read, they would not have spread such misunderstandings,” he said.
Words are seen in context, no action is taken against MPs- Birla
Speaker Birla further said that no word is restricted but it is seen in the context of the sentence and if it is found to be unparliamentary in the context, it is expunged from the record.
On action against MPs for using unparliamentary words, he said that no action is taken against MPs, only their words are removed from the record. He said that whether MPs speak good or bad, the country sees.
What is the whole controversy related to unparliamentary words?
The Lok Sabha Secretariat has released a new list of words considered unparliamentary and the controversy has started from that.
This list includes words like Jumlajivi, Bal Buddhi, Kovid Spreader, Snoopgate (spying scandal), Shakuni, Jaichand, Lollipop, Chandal Quartet, Gul Khilaye and Pithu etc.
Deaf government, dual character, pimp, grandpa, riot, dictator, dictatorship, destruction man, Khalistani, blood cultivar, shameful, corrupt, useless, gimmick, slander, cheating, incompetent and sexual exploitation are also included in this list.
The uproar of the opposition, said- the ability to criticize the government will be weak
The opposition has strongly objected to the new list of unparliamentary words, saying it would undermine its ability to criticize the government.
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi tweeted, calling it the new dictionary of New India and criticized the government using banned words.
Another Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said, “All words that tell the reality of the Modi government… will now be treated as ‘unparliamentary’.” Now what next?
TMC MPs also criticized the government
Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Derek O’Brien also hit out at the government, saying he would use these words in the House in the monsoon session while fighting for democracy, even if he is suspended for it.
Another TMC MP Mahua Moitra said, “You mean I can’t stand in Lok Sabha now and say how Indians have been betrayed by an incompetent government, which should be ashamed of its hypocrisy.”