A word has been expunged from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech in parliament on Thursday. The word “jhooth (lies)” was dropped from his statements on the National Population Register (NPR).
The PM had accused the opposition of spreading “lies” on the NPR. “Lies” is an unparliamentary word, said officials.
A word was also removed from comments by Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, who had used the word “gumraah (mislead)”.
In 2018, some words were dropped from PM Modi’s comments on Congress leader BK Hariprasad.
It is rare for a Prime Minister’s words to be deleted from parliamentary records.
In 2013, some words were expunged from then prime minister Manmohan Singh’s speech in Rajya Sabha. Some parts were also removed from then opposition leader Arun Jaitley’s statements.