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Aishwarya Rai grilled by ED over Panama Papers case, Jaya Bachchan loses cool in RS

By Priyanka Verma 
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Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan lost her cool in the Rajya Sabha today and she hit out at the opposition, while requesting the chair to be fair. The Bollywood actress turned politician’s outburst happened while she was asked by the Chair to participate in the discussion on the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Amendment) Bill, 2021.

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“We want justice. We don’t expect justice from there but can we expect it from you? How are you protecting the members of this house or the 12 members sitting outside? How are you protecting them?” Ms Bachchan said, addressing the Chair, presided over by Bhuwaneswar Kalitha.

When the chairman pointed out that she was not speaking on the narcotic bill and it looked like “you are not interested in the bill”, Ms Bachchan said, “It is my turn to speak. We have given three to four hours to discuss a clerical error”.

As members from around loudly protested, she exploded, targeting the treasury benches. “What is going on? This is terrible… “Aap logon ke bure din bohot jald aayenge , (Your bad days will come soon)”.

When BJP MP Rakesh Sinha raised the point of order, accusing her of pointing at the Chair, a verbal spat started. Ms Bachchan demanded that the Chair take action against the member, accusing them of making “personal remarks” against her.

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The Chair, however, announced that the remarks which were not suitable would be expunged from the record.

“If you have the intention to fight, this is not the house. I’m very sorry. I’m calling the next speaker,” Mr Kalitha said.

“How can they make personal remarks in the house? This is so sad that you people don’t have enough sense or honour for the colleagues sitting outside? “Aap logon ke bure din bohot jald aayenge , I curse you,” she blazed.

As the situation almost spun out of control, Mr Kalitha adjourned the House till 5 pm.

Bollywood actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on Monday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the Panama Papers case.

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan appeared before the central agency’s Delhi office after she had sought adjournments on two occasions earlier.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s name featured in the list of 500 Indians who were named in the Panama Papers in which 11.5 million tax documents were leaked, exposing several world leaders and celebrities who had allegedly stashed away money abroad in offshore companies.Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya’s father-in-law, was also named in the list.

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