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Which is unparliamentary? Buffoon or Demon?

The ruling Telugu Desam Party members on Friday came down heavily on YSR Congress party president and Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Y S Jaganmohan Reddy for calling them as “buffoons.”

Even Assembly Speaker Kodela Sivaprasada Rao reprimanded Jagan for his “unparliamentary” comment and asked him to withdraw the same. Jagan made the comment in retaliation to a question raised by TDP member Gorantla Buchchaiah Chowdary as to whether the YSRC chief did not know Mangali Krishna, one of the accused in Maddelacheruvu Suri murder case.

While everybody agrees that Jagan should not have called the TDP MLAs as “buffoons,” one wonders whether the same rule does not apply to the TDP members as well.

Several ruling party members like Bonda Uma Maheshwara Rao, while attacking Jagan, described his party members as “nara roopa rakshasulu” (demons in human form), rowdies, murderers and smugglers.

Now, the question is which word is unparliamentary – buffoon or demon? “If there is nothing wrong in what the TDP members said, then I should also not be faulted for calling them buffoons. In fact, buffoon is not a bad or abusive word. If they withdraw their comments, I will also do the same,” Jagan retorted.