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SP MP says he never apologised to Ansari

india Updated: Mar 14, 2010 16:24 IST

Samajwadi Party MP Aamir Alam Khan, who was among the seven Rajya Sabha members suspended for showing 'disrespect' to Chair, today insisted that he had not apologised to Chairman Hamid Ansari for the conduct and would not do so.

"This (report of my apology) is absolutely false... I have not apologised to anyone," Khan said in Muzaffarnagar.

He was commenting on reports that he, along with three other suspended MPs of SP, had met Rajya Chairman Hamid Ansari and expressed regret over their conduct on March 8 while protesting against the Women's Reservation Bill.

"I along with Ram Gopalji had met the Chairman but neither of us apologised... There was no word of regret or even remorse expressed," he maintained.

The meeting on Wednesday, he said, was called by Ansari and discussions took place only on the "developments" of the day.

"There was no question of an apology. We have not apologised nor will we ever do so. There is no question of apologising," he said.

Khan was suspended along with Veerpal Singh, Kamal Akhtar, Nand Kishore Yadav (all SP), Subhash Yadav (RJD), Sabir Ali (LJP) and Ejaz Ali (unattached) on March 9 for storming the Chairman's podium on the previous day. Government, which had moved the motion for the suspension, has maintained that the punitive action could be revoked after the suspended members apologise.