Cong MP withdraws privilege notice against Team Anna members
A Congress MP on Wednesday withdrew his privilege notice against associates of Anna Hazare alleging they were using it to gain "cheap publicity" and justify their statements against parliamentarians.delhi Updated: Sep 08, 2011 02:58 IST
A Congress MP on Wednesday withdrew his privilege notice against associates of Anna Hazare alleging they were using it to gain "cheap publicity" and justify their statements against parliamentarians.
In a letter to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, Bareilly MP Praveen Singh Aron said he was withdrawing his privilege notice against Kiran Bedi, Arvind Kejriwal and Prashant Bhushan as well as actor Om Puri.
Aron said instead of making efforts to punish them through privilege notice, he would try to expose their "real face" before the people.
While pointing out that Puri has already apologised for his statements, he said the recent statements of Bedi, Kejriwal and Bhushan indicate that ther agenda was inspired by "cheap politics" aimed at targeting the Congress.
"In the garb of voicing people's sentiments, these people are working for either their own interest or interests of some MNCs by exploiting the sentiments of the people against corruption," he alleged.
He said he would bring out their real faces before the people and reply to their allegations through "democratic means".
Privilege notices were served against members of Team Anna and Puri for allegedly using "derogatory and defamatory" when Hazare was fasting at the Ramlila grounds here last month.
In the Lok Sabha 10 MPs, cutting across party lines, gave notices for moving a privilege motion.