Mehbooba apologizes lynching remark

July 6, 2017 TOP STORIES 157 Views

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Wednesday apologised for the lyching threat by her cabinet colleague Imran Raza Ansari to main opposition National Conference (NC) lawmaker Devender Rana during debate on Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the Legislative Assembly yesterday.
Rana accepted the apology and thanked the Chief Minister for reinstating the dignity of the Assembly.
Earlier, speaker Kavinder Gupta expunged the words of minister from the records though opposition asked that an FIR should be registered against the minister.
“I apologized to NC lawmaker Devender Rana for PDP minister Imran Ansari’s lynching comment”, she said after the House met again in the afternoon.
“Yesterday there was heated argument between Ansari and Rana. During this argument some words were exchanged. But, I was myself taken a baçk for some time over the word used by Ansari,” Mehbooba told in the assembly.
However, she said she is sure that Ansari did not say it with such intentions.
Mehbooba apologized to Rana and others over the remarks.

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