New Delhi: Samajwadi Party (SP) MP Jaya Bachchan, who has often been embroiled in controversy over her controversial statements, lashed out at the Central government and BJP MPs in the Upper House on Monday (December 20, 2021). The SP MP cursed the government for bad days and said, "You don't let us speak, instead strangle us.''
In fact, the Upper House was discussing the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Amendment) Bill, 2021 on Monday. Meanwhile, SP MP Jaya Bachchan had a heated exchange with BJP MPs sitting on the Treasury bench. Jaya, regardless of the dignity of Parliament, was furious with BJP MPs and said, "I was personally attacked. Very soon you people are going to have bad days. I curse you that you people will have bad days. Strangle us, you run the House.'' Jaya Bachchan also hit out at the opposition party leaders saying before whom are you surrendering.
Jaya Bachchan further said that what is happening in the House is very sad. If you don't have the slighter respect left for your colleagues, strangle us, you are not allowing us to speak. A member made a personal comment on her, which was further agitated. She appealed to the Chairman that action should be taken against such members who have abused me and my career. How can one make a personal comment about someone? No one has any respect left in their hearts for their colleagues and for the MPs sitting outside. It may be mentioned that on Monday morning itself, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had summoned Jaya Bachchan's daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to appear before it in the Panama Papers leak case, after which ED also questioned Aishwarya. Many are trying to link Jaya Bachchan's anger with Aishwarya's interrogation.