Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, on Thursday, took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Centre over the new gag order which prohibits the usage of certain words in Parliament.
According to a new booklet by the Lok Sabha Secretariat, use of terms like 'jumlajeevi', 'baal buddhi', 'Covid spreader' and 'Snoopgate' and even commonly used words like 'ashamed', 'abused, 'betrayed', 'corrupt', 'drama', 'hypocrisy' and 'incompetent' will henceforth be considered unparliamentary in both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.
Taking to Twitter, the Congress leader came up with a wacky definition of the word 'Unparliamentary'—"Words used in discussion and debates which correctly describe the PM's handling of the government, now banned from being spoken."
He followed the definition of the word with an example—“Jumlajeevi Tanashah shed Crocodile Tears when his lies and incompetence were exposed"
"New Dictionary for New India" Gandhi wrote.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra too criticised the order, asking,"What is the intention of the government. If one does corruption, then do not say corrupt; call corruption a 'masterstroke'. After throwing 'jumlas' (rhetoric) like '2 crore jobs', 'doubling farmers' income', they should be termed as 'thank you'"
"PS: Who used the word 'Andolanjeevi' for the country's 'annadatas' in Parliament," she also asked in an apparent swipe at the prime minister.
—With PTI inputs