With Bidhuri expressing regret, the committee was likely to bring closure to the matter and send its report to the LS Speaker, said sources
NEW DELHI: BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri on Thursday expressed regret for his objectionable remarks against BSP’s Muslim MP Danish Ali during a meeting of the Lok Sabha Privileges Committee, said sources.
With Bidhuri expressing regret, the committee was likely to bring closure to the matter and send its report to the Lok Sabha Speaker, said sources. Bidhuri in his deposition before the committee noted that senior BJP leader and Union minister Rajnath Singh had conveyed his regret in the House for his comments on September 21 when he was making a speech during a discussion on the success of the Chandrayaan-3 mission, said sources.
With Ali and several other Opposition members writing to Speaker Om Birla for taking action against Bidhuri, and quite a few BJP members accusing the BSP MP of making a running commentary during his speech and using derogatory words against the Prime Minister, the Chair sent complaints of both sides to the Privileges Committee.
Ali also appeared before the committee and spoke in detail about the incident, sources said. He rejected the charge that he used insulting remarks against the Prime Minister.