I did not insult house, netas did: Kejriwal
Prominent Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said Parliament is being insulted by those sitting inside the "temple of democracy" and not by anybody outside. Should Kejriwal reach out to MPs rather than attacking them?india Updated: Mar 31, 2012 01:18 IST
Prominent Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said Parliament is being insulted by those sitting inside the "temple of democracy" and not by anybody outside.
In a four-page reply to the privilege notice sent to him by the Rajya Sabha secretariat for his comments on MPs, Kejriwal denied the allegation that it amounted to an insult to Parliament.
"I have the highest respect for Parliament and I treat it as a temple of democracy… I also have the utmost respect for many good MPs. However, I am unable to respect some of them," Kejriwal said in his reply.
He alleged that all the parties were responsible for bringing disrepute to the Parliament, considering that 162 MPs had criminal cases against them.
"If some MLAs and ministers watch porn openly in the Assembly, you tell me, how can I respect them? If I am guilty in the eyes of your law, punish me according to that laws," he said.
First Published: Mar 30, 2012 12:00 IST