Thiruvananthapuram : MM Mani’s remark against MLA K. K. Rema in the Assembly is one unsuited of progressive ethics, said Speaker MB Rajesh in his ruling. All honourable members should exert caution to uphold dignity of the House in their speech, action and demeanor, the Speaker said.. It is norm of the House that the Speaker remove unparliamentary remarks from the records while others are withdrawn by the concerned members themselves. All the same, it is also unfortunate that some members engaged in inappropriate sloganeering and rushed toward the dais while MM Mani expressed protest, the Speaker said.
MLA Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan had requested of the Speaker to remove MM Mani’s comments from record for their humiliating nature.
Even if there be no unparliamentary word involved, certain deployments are inappropriate. There are also some words that passed in the past but are now considered unfit for usage, said Speaker.
Ridiculing or swearing at a person referring to his or her complexion, physical features, limitations, trade, family background, caste, religion, gender or living conditions are seen as crude in a modern society. These should be specially taken into account when speaking about women, transgenders, physically or mentally handicapped persons, the Speaker said.
Even so, these changes are yet to dawn on several of people’s representatives. It would do good for all to remember that these kind of things come under social audit in a way not witnessed before. Way forward, our House should be able to incorporate changed times, the Speaker said, adding that "I hope the inappropriate comment comes to be withdrawn."