HC seeks Kalmadi House attendance
Wants to know why the Cong MP is so keen on attending LS session
Snubbing the Congress MP and sacked Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi the Delhi high court said why he wants to attend the 15th Lok Sabha session and how many sessions he has attended earlier.
“The government would not fall if he didn’t attend the session. There is no such important issue going to take place in parliament that if you (Kalmadi) do not attend the session then the government will fall,” justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw observed.
The court also asked Kalmadi’s counsel what his client would do attending parliament.
The parliament session is being broadcast on television news channels throughout the day, he said. Therefore, he may write a question on a piece on paper, which can be tabled before the house.
The court also issued notice to the home ministry and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on the petition by Kalmadi, who is in Tihar jail on charges of financial irregularities ahead of the Games and directed them to file their responses by August 1 and also asked Kalmadi to file an affidavit of his attendance record of the last five years in parliament. “The accused shall also file an affidavit containing information about the type of questions being asked during the parliament session in last five years,” said the court.