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HC to Kalmadi: What's the need to attend Parliament

The Delhi HC on Friday grilled CWG case accused Suresh Kalmadi over his plea for permission to attend the monsoon session of Parliament.

delhi Updated: Jul 30, 2011 01:09 IST
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The Delhi HC on Friday grilled CWG case accused Suresh Kalmadi over his plea for permission to attend the monsoon session of Parliament.

He has been asked to produce his attendance record in the Lok Sabha for the last five years. Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw also asked the jailed Congress MP what was the need for him to attend Parliament unless there is voting on a bill or a motion that could lead to the fall of the government. The monsoon session commences on August 1.

"There is nothing important like voting that is happening in Parliament or government is going to fall for which your presence is required in the Lok Sabha. Everyday proceedings are being telecast and you can send questions to the Lok Sabha Speaker," the judge said.

Justice Endlaw made these remarks while posing questions to senior counsel Ashok Desai, who appeared for Kalmadi, as to why his plea to attend Parliament session should be allowed.

The HC said in case Kalmadi fails to obtain records of the past five years, he can file his attendance record in previous sessions of the present Lok Sabha.

"Show me the past attendance record .... What contribution he made during the sessions? What are the queries he had asked and what participation he wants for which he has approached this court," justice Endlaw said, while asking Kalmadi to file a detailed affidavit on it on Monday.