The Rajya Sabha passed a Constitution Bill (124th Amendment) to provide 10% reservation to the economically weaker sections in the general category. Few members opposed the bill in its current form. DMK MP from Tamil Nadu, Kanimozhi was one. She was interrupted by Deputy Chairman of RS, Harivansh Narayan Singh saying she had taken more time. “Madam, again. Aapko jo samay tha, usse dugna aap bol chuki hain (Madam, you have taken double the time allotted to you),” Singh said. 

On this, Kanimozhi replied, “Sir can you speak in a language that I can understand?” Singh then repeated himself in English.