Now words like ‘Jumlajeevi’, ‘Taanashah’, ‘Incompetent’, ‘Vinash Purush’, ‘Nikkama’ declared unparliamentary in LS & RS

Unparliamentary Words: New guidelines have been issued regarding the use of words in both the Houses of Parliament, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. According to the new guidelines, MPs will have to pay attention to their language and some words. Members in both the Houses of Parliament will no longer be able to use words like Jumlajeevi, ‘baal buddhi’, ‘Covid spreader’, ‘Snoopgate’, ‘ashamed’, ‘abused, ‘betrayed’, ‘corrupt’, ‘drama’, ‘hypocrisy’ and ‘incompetent’ while participating in the discussion. The use of such words shall be treated as inappropriate conduct and shall also not form part of the proceedings of the House.

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According to the booklet, the Lok Sabha Secretariat has listed words like ‘dual character’, ‘nikamma’, ‘nautanki’, ‘Dhindora Peethana’ and ‘Bihari Sarkar’ as unparliamentary expressions. Apart from these words, the use of words like ‘anarchist’, ‘Shakuni’, ‘dictatorial’, ‘taanashah’, ‘taanashahi’, ‘Jaichand’, ‘vinash purush’, ‘Khalistani’ and ‘khoon se kheti’ would also be expunged if used during debates or otherwise.

Some of the English words listed as unparliamentary by the Secretariat include ‘bloodshed’, ‘bloody’, ‘betrayal’, ’embarrassment’, ‘misbehaviour’, ‘cheating’, ‘chamcha’, ‘chamchagiri’, ‘chela’, ‘childishness’, ‘corrupt’, ‘coward’, ‘criminal’ and ‘crocodile tears’.

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Apart from this, words like ‘insult’, ‘donkey’, ‘drama’, ‘eyewitness’, ‘cheating’, ‘hooliganism’, ‘hypocrisy’, ‘incompetent’, ‘misleading’, ‘lies’ and ‘untrue’ are also prohibited. Some of the Hindi words listed as unparliamentary are ‘anarchist’, ‘gaddar‘, ‘girgit‘, ‘goons’, ‘ghadiyali ansu‘, ‘apmaan‘, ‘asatya‘, ‘ahankaar‘, ‘corrupt’, ‘kala din‘, ‘kala bazaari‘ and ‘khareed farokht‘.

Also, words such as ‘danga‘, ‘dalal‘, ‘daadagiri‘, ‘dohra charitra‘, ‘bechara‘, ‘bobcut’, ‘lollypop’, ‘vishwasghat‘, ‘samvedanheen‘, ‘foolish’, ‘pitthu‘, ‘behri sarkar‘ and ‘sexual harassment’ will be treated as unparliamentary and will not be included as part of the record.

Certain words and expressions declared unparliamentary from time to time by the Speaker in various legislative bodies in the country as well as in the Commonwealth Parliaments have been compiled by the Lok Sabha Secretariat for immediate reference in future.

Let us tell you that the speaker of the Rajya Sabha or the Speaker of the Lok Sabha reviews the words spoken in the House during the session and the unparliamentary words are removed by the Speaker. Such words do not form part of the Parliament record of both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

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