HC seeks Kal­madi House at­ten­dance

Wants to know why the Cong MP is so keen on at­tend­ing LS session

DNA (Daily News & Analysis) Mumbai Edition - - FRONT PAGE - DNA Cor­re­spon­dent NEW DELHI

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.

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