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Tough Time for Jyoti as Opp demands Resignation for Hate Speech

New Delhi, Dec 03: The opposition members in Lok Sabha targeted prime minister Narendra Modi over the hate speech delivered by union minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti during a rally in Delhi, seeking explanation for why the minister was not sacked.

The opposition stalled the House after it met in the morning raising slogans against Modi, even though the minister had apologised to the members in the House yesterday.

Jyoti, who is a first time Lok Sabha MP, in the House, landed in trouble after a rally on Monday in the national capital where she said, "The people of Delhi have to decide if they want a government of Ramzaadon (descendants of Ram) or haramzaadon (those who are illegitimately born)." This sparked protests in both the Houses of Parliament and demanding her resignation.

Jyoti, 47, had apologised in Parliament yesterday, reportedly after Modi warned his ministers and party members not to use derogatory words. However, the opposition parties remained adamant demanding her resignation. They also sought a criminal case against her for trying to ignite communal riots.

"This is a non-issue. No further action will be taken against her. The minister has apologised on the floor of the House. That is good enough and speaks for itself," said BJP minister Prakash Javadekar this morning before Parliament proceedings began.

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