Advertisement

HindustanTimes Mon,22 Dec 2014

Speaker likely to reject BJP notice against Prime Minister

Aurangzeb Naqshbandi, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, March 23, 2011
First Published: 01:25 IST(23/3/2011) | Last Updated: 02:14 IST(23/3/2011)

Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar is likely to reject the breach of privilege notice served by the BJP against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his statement on the WikiLeaks revelation that the UPA-I regime allegedly bribed MPs for the 2008 trust vote.

Advertisement

A ruling by Kumar’s predecessor, Somnath Chatterjee, on a privilege notice moved by the Left parties in October 2008 is expected to settle the matter this time too. Chatterjee had rejected the Left’s notice on the ground that the PM was not a member of the lower House.

Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj, on Tuesday announced she had given a privilege notice against Singh. Keeping in mind Chatterjee’s ruling, it seems, Swaraj’s counterpart in the Rajya Sabha, Arun Jaitley, also moved a notice in the upper House, of which the PM is a member.

The Left had accused Singh of “misleading” Parliament on the India-US nuclear deal by not sticking to his assurance during the trust vote on July 22, 2008 that he would revert to Lok Sabha before operationalising the 123 agreement. They argued that by violating that assurance, Singh had caused breach of privilege and contempt of the House.


Advertisement
more from New Delhi

Dense fog envelops Delhi; flights, trains disrupted

Over 30 flights were delayed and several trains were running late as a blanket of fog enveloped Delhi and nearby regions Monday morning. The minimum temperature in Delhi was recorded at 4.2 degrees Celsius.
Advertisement
Most Popular
Advertisement
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved