Unparliamentary to use the words ‘Jumlajeevi’, ‘abused’, ‘corrupt’, ‘dictatorial’ in LS and RS: New booklet

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Unparliamentary to use the words ‘Jumlajeevi’, ‘mistreated’, ‘corrupt’, ‘dictatorial’ in LS and RS: New booklet | PTI

New Delhi: Using terms like jumlajeevi, baal buddhi, “Covid spreader” and “Snoopgate” and even commonly used words like “shame”, “abused”, “betrayal”, “corrupt”, “drama”, “hypocrisy” and “ incompetent” will now be considered unparliamentary in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, according to a new booklet from the Lok Sabha Secretariat.

The pamphlet listing non-parliamentary words and phrases comes ahead of the monsoon session of parliament which begins on July 18, during which the use of words like “anarchist”, “Shakuni”, “dictatorial”, “taanashah”, ” taanashahi”, “Jaichand’, ‘vinash purush’, ‘Khalistani’ and ‘khoon se kheti’ would also be deleted if used in debate or otherwise in both houses.

The Lok Sabha secretariat further listed words such as “dohra charitra”, “nikamma”, “nautanki”, “dhindora peetna” and “behri sarkar” as non-parliamentary expressions, according to the booklet.

Certain words and phrases are declared unparliamentary from time to time by the Speaker of different legislative bodies in the country as well as in the Commonwealth Parliaments, have been compiled by the Lok Sabha Secretariat for future reference.

However, the President of the Rajya Sabha and the Speaker of the Lok Sabha will have the final say by deleting the words and phrases.

The compilation contains references to words and phrases declared unparliamentary in Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha and state legislatures in India in 2021, in addition to those banned in some Commonwealth parliaments in 2020.

The list indicates that some of the key words may not sound unparliamentary unless read in conjunction with the other phrases spoken during parliamentary business.

The list of expressions also includes all slanders made against the President in either House in English or Hindi, which will be considered unparliamentary and will be removed from the records of Parliament.

The Speaker of the Rajya Sabha or the Speaker of the Lok Sabha verifies words spoken in the house during the session and unparliamentary words are removed. Such words do not form part of the parliamentary records of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha.

Some of the English words listed by the secretariat as unparliamentary include ‘bloodshed’, ‘bloody’, ‘betrayed’, ‘shame’, ‘abused’, ‘deceived’, ‘chamcha’, ‘chamchagiri’, ‘chelas ‘, ‘childishness’, ‘corrupt’, ‘cowards’, ‘criminals’ and ‘crocodile tears’.

In addition to words like ‘shame’, ‘ass’, ‘drama’, ‘eye drops’, ‘fudge’, ‘hooliganism’, ‘hypocrisy’, ‘incompetent’, ‘mislead’, ‘lie’ and ‘false’ would also be banned from now on in Parliament.

Some of the Hindi words listed as unparliamentary include ‘anarchist‘, ‘gaddar’, ‘girgit’, ‘cretins’, ‘ghadiyali ansu’, ‘apmaan’, ‘asatya’, ‘ahankaar’, ‘corrupt’, ‘kala dinner”. ‘, ‘kala bazaari’ and ‘khareed farokht’.

Also, words like ‘danga’, ‘dalal’, ‘daadagiri’, ‘dohra charitra’, ‘bechara’, ‘bobcut’, ‘lollypop’, ‘vishwasghat’, ‘samvedanheen’, ‘folish’, ‘pitthu’ , ‘behri sarkar’ and ‘sexual harassment’ would be considered unparliamentary and would not be included in the record.

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