Notice to VHP leader Sadhvi for ‘terrorist MPs’ remark

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 12, 2015 00:23 IST

The Rajya Sabha secretariat on Tuesday issued a notice to right-wing Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Sadhvi Prachi for her controversial remarks that there were “terrorists in Parliament”.

The secretariat has sent a letter to Prachi asking her to explain the “terrorists in Parliament” remark after lawmakers in the Upper House moved a privilege notice against her.

Several MPs had moved a privilege notice, asking chairman Hamid Ansari to proceed against her. The sources said the secretariat has sought her comments before proceeding further on the notice.

Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, CPM MP Sitaram Yechury and TRS member K Keshav Rao were among 20 members who had given the privilege notice against Prachi saying her remarks had “violated the dignity” of Parliament and privilege of MPs.

Prachi had last week said in Roorkee that there were “one or two terrorists” in Parliament, a jibe at MPs who opposed the hanging of 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon.

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