Rahul, Venugopal meet Danish Ali in show of solidarity after Bidhuri abuse
Ramesh Bidhuri, a BJP MP from South Delhi, used abusive and communal language against Danish Ali in the Lok Sabha on Thursday
A day after BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri used abusive and highly communal language against Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MP Kunwar Danish Ali, Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and KC Venugopal arrived at Ali's residence to show solidarity on Friday evening in Delhi's Pandara Road area.
Bidhuri, who is a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from South Delhi, used abusive and derogatory language against Ali on Thursday while participating in a discussion on the Chandrayaan-3 mission in the Lok Sabha. His remarks were later expunged from the records.
Earlier in the day, Ali wrote a letter to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla to refer his case to the privilege committee and also urged him to order an inquiry into the matter.
Even the BJP issued a show cause notice to Bidhuri for using "unparliamentary" words against the BSP MP. Bidhuri's remark sparked outrage among the Opposition, with leaders calling for strict action against him.
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh demanded Bidhuri's suspension from Parliament, saying that the language used by him "should not be used inside or outside Parliament". He also slammed two former union ministers and BJP MPs Ravi Shankar Prasad and Dr Harsh Vardhan for laughing while Bidhuri was using derogatory words against Ali.
Earlier on Friday, Birla took "serious note" of the objectionable comments made by Bidhuri in the lower house of Parliament and warned him of "strict action" if such behaviour is repeated in future.