There was a ruckus over the unparliamentary words, Om Birla said – no word is banned

Pankaj Prasad
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla

Politics has intensified on unparliamentary words.

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Thursday said that no word is banned, the compilation of the removed words is going on after a controversy arose over the inclusion of some common colloquial words in the compilation of the list of unparliamentary words. The words which have been removed have been said and used in Parliament by the opposition as well as the party in power, he said. There is nothing as selective removal of words used by the opposition only. He said that no words are banned, those words have been removed which were objected earlier.

This is a regular practice continuing since 1959

Birla further said that earlier a book of such unparliamentary words was released. This is a regular practice continuing since 1959. To avoid wastage of papers, we have put it on the internet. He said that the opposition has read the dictionary of 1100 pages. It was released in 1959, 1986, 1992, 1999, 2004, 2009, 2010. Which is releasing on an annual basis since 2010.

Describing words like Jumlajivi as unparliamentary is an insult to democracy

The Congress on Thursday accused the government of insulting democracy by placing 'jumlajeevi' and several other words in the category of unparliamentary expressions and said that it will continue to use these words in both the houses of Parliament. The main opposition party also urged Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu to reconsider the decision. Taking a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi said that there has been a ban on uttering words that correctly describe the Prime Minister's style of governance.

Opposition accused the central government

Congress General Secretary Jairam Ramesh tweeted, All words used by the opposition to show the truth of the Modi government will now be considered unparliamentary. Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra claimed, the government intends that when it does corruption, it should not be corrupt, but corruption should be called a 'masterstroke'. He said that if you throw jumlas like 2 crore jobs, doubling the income of farmers, then it should be called 'thank you' and not a jumlajeevi. Targeting the Prime Minister, he questioned, who had used the word agitator for the country's food donors in Parliament?