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Modi disapproves of Minister Sadhvi Jyoti’s remarks

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting at Parliament Library on Tuesday. Photo: R.V. Moorthy   | Photo Credit: R_V_Moorthy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday disapproved of the controversial remarks by Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, saying such comments were “not acceptable” and asked party MPs to refrain from those that gave a bad name to the government and the party.

Sources said the Prime Minister, while addressing the BJP Parliamentary Party, told the MPs to be cautious while making public comments and asked them not to give any “address to the nation”.

Sources said the Prime Minister did not name anyone but later conveyed to the Minister concerned to regret the remarks made by her at a public rally in the national capital.

The remarks triggered a major controversy with the opposition forcing her to apologise. The issue also rocked Parliament, paralysing the functioning of the Rajya Sabha.

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