The Congress on Tuesday moved a breach of privilege notice against Team Anna in Parliament and even threatened to sue Arvind Kejriwal for defamation.
Congress MP Jagdambika Pal has issued a breach of privilege notice against Anna Hazare and his team, Virbhadra Singh has written to Arvind Kejriwal threatening to file a defamation case against him.
Many MPs cutting across party lines asked the speaker to move a resolution condemning what they said were unsavoury remarks by members of Anna Hazare’s team during their renewed anti-corruption agitation at Jantar Mantar on 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.
Sharad Yadav moves censure motion
The Lok Sabha today moved 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.
Lamenting over Team Anna’s derogatory remarks against parliamentarians, MP and senior JD (U) leader Sharad Yadav said “slamming MPs is a trend now”.
Condemning Team Anna’s derogatory remarks against MPs, Sharad Yadav said “Team Anna has developed a trend to criticise parliamentarians and steps must be taken to restore beliefs in Parliament”.