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Addressing the media while launching his month-long yatra in Chhattisgarh’s Durg yesterday, Ramdev said there are good people among the Parliamentarians and he respected them. “But there are dacoits, murderers, illiterates among them. We have to save Parliament. We have to remove corrupt people.”
The issue was raised in the Lok Sabha today with Speaker Meira Kumar and several MPs, including senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha, not mincing words in deprecating Ramdev’s utterances and asked people to show respect to Parliament.
RJD chief Lalu Prasad was also unsparing in his criticism, saying the yoga guru was a frustrated man and a “mental case”.
“Ramdev is frustrated, whoever speaks like this is frustrated. He is a mental case,” Prasad told reporters.
Samajwadi Party member Shailendra Kumar sought action under the rules of parliamentary privilege against people making such “derogatory” references against MPs.
Such derogatory remarks made openly on public platforms amounted to breach of privilege of Parliament, he said.
“MPs are being openly bad-mouthed by these persons who are calling the elected representatives a bunch of thieves, thugs, rapists and murderers,” he said.
Ramdev had hit out at the MPs accusing them of not caring for farmers and labourers in the country.
“They are friends and slaves of money. They are illiterate, dacoits and murderers. They are devils in the form of humans, who we have elected to those posts. They are not worth it,” Ramdev said.
Earlier, Hazare and his team, especially Arvind Kejriwal, angered Parliament when they attacked MPs. Kejriwal even called MPs murderers and rapists besides naming 14 Ministers as corrupt and threatened cases against them.