NEW DELHI (TIP): The Lok Sabha on March 12 condemned the controversial remarks of retired SC judge Markandey Katju against Mahatma Gandhi and Subhash Chandra Bose, underlining that their contribution to the freedom struggle was without parallel.

“The whole country revers the Father of the Nation and Netaji. The sacrifice and contribution made by these two stalwarts in the country’s freedom struggle is unparalleled,” Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said in a resolution. “This House condemns his remarks,” it said.

The Lower House witnessed a vociferous demand from members, led by RJD’s Pappu Yadav, that the former Press Council of India chairman be censured for his slander. Congress member Mallikarjun Kharge and AIADMK functionary P Venugopal sought a resolution condemning Katju while Trinamool MP Kalyan Banerjee demanded that a criminal case be filed against the former judge for “hate speech”.

Rajya Sabha had passed a resolution on March 11 condemning Katju.