The Lok Sabha privileges committee appears to have let Ronen Sen off over his “headless chickens” remark but not without rapping him on the knuckle for his indiscretion in using the phrase.
The panel, which met on Friday to finalise its report, reportedly was of the view that no breach of privilege or contempt of the House was involved in the matter and Sen’s comments was directed at mediapersons and not against MPs or politicians. It recommended that the matter be treated as closed.
The panel, which went through the complaints that Sen had committed a breach of privilege in allegedly making the remarks against MPs, would table the report in the Lok Sabha next week for approval.
Sources said the panel members saw no malafide intention on the part of the Indian ambassador to the US and decided to accept the unconditional apology he had offered for his comments when he appeared before them last month. But the members are said to have warned the diplomat for his “indiscretion” in making the comment even though he claimed that he was in the habit of using the phrase colloquially or playfully.