August 29th, 2011
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Priviledge notices against Om Puri and Kiran Bedi

New Delhi: Members in Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha gave  Privilege notices against actor Om Puri and civil rights activist Kiran Bedi for using derogatory and defamatory language against politicians. The matter is now under the consideration of the Chair.  Lawyer activist Prashant Bhushan, was also attacked by a memebr in the Rajya Sabha for allegdly stating that the legislations are passed by parliamnet only after taking bribe.

Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar said she had received notices from P L Punia, Jagadambika Pal, Ramashankar Rajbhar, Lalchand Kataria, Mirza Aslam Beg, Praveen Aron and Shailendra Kumar. ‘The matter is under my consideration,’ she added

During Anna Hazare’s agitation at Ramlila grounds on the Lokpal issue,  Puri and Bedi had allegedly targeted politicians and used derogatory and defamatory language against them.    In the Rajya Sabha, Deputy Chairman K Rahman Khan told agitated members that the privilege notices given by Ramgopal Yadav (SP) and Md Adeeb (Ind) were under consideration of the Chairman.

Raising the issue during Zero Hour in the Upper House, Yadav said that the film actor dubbed Parliamentarians as thieves and incompetentwhile speaking from the stage of Hazare on August 26.



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