Congress pooh-poohs new list of unparliamentary expressions

Demands ‘fresh list’ in consultation with all political parties

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New Delhi: Leader of the Congress Party in the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Choudhury on July 14, 2022, requested Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla to withdraw the new list of unparliamentary expressions and demanded that the new list should be prepared in consultation with all the political parties.

In a letter to Birla, Choudhury said that the Lok Sabha Secretariat has come out with a new booklet regarding a list of words deemed unparliamentary, which includes words like “ashamed’ ‘abused’, betrayed’, ‘corrupt’, ‘drama’, “hypocrisy’ and ‘incompetent.

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“There are so many common words used in our day-to-day conversation which have been included in the fresh list. If these words are taken out of the general vocabulary, the very essence, and the impact of expression would be minimized. Further, the Lok Sabha Secretariat should have mentioned the substitutes for these banned words so that it would have been easier for all of us to use the substitute,” Choudhury said.

Choudhury, who is also Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, lamented that none of the political parties have been consulted on this sensitive matter.

“This sensitive matter should have been discussed in the Rules Committee, where all the political parties are represented. In view of the above, I shall request you to put this latest list of unparliamentary words in abeyance and a final list may be prepared in consultation with all political parties,” he said. (PW News)

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