LS to consider censure motion against Team Anna
The Lok Sabha is likely to consider a censure motion against anti-graft activist Anna Hazare and his team members, asking them to refrain from using derogatory language against members of Parliament. Kejriwal refuses to back downdelhi Updated: Mar 27, 2012 17:02 IST
The Lok Sabha is likely to consider a censure motion against anti-graft activist Anna Hazare and his team members, asking them to refrain from using derogatory language against members of Parliament.
The censure motion, if adopted and voted in favour by a majority in the house, would mean that Team Anna members would be criticised but won't be called to the House unlike under a privilege motion.
Lok Sabha sources said National Democratic Alliance (NDA) convenor Sharad Yadav, who heads the Janata Dal-United (JD-U), has already given the notice to Speaker Meira Kumar.
The sources said that the opposition and ruling benches had joined hands on the issue; if moved, it would be one of rare occasions when both sides would be voting in favour of the same motion.
"It condemns derogatory remarks by Team Anna members against parliamentarians," said a source in the know of Sharad Yadav's notice.
The notice will be taken up around 4 pm for a vote after a brief debate.
On Monday, many MPs cutting across party lines asked the speaker to move a resolution condemning what they said were unsavoury remarks by members of Hazare's team during their renewed anti-corruption agitation at Jantar Mantar Sunday.
The man in the eye of the storm is key member Arvind Kejriwal who had said that parliament was facing a credibility crisis with 162 sitting MPs facing criminal charges. He also said some MPs were thieves and rapists.
First Published: Mar 27, 2012 08:42 IST