HRD MIN­IS­TER IN THE DOCK

Congress may move the breach of priv­i­lege mo­tion against the HRD min­is­ter on Mon­day, co­in­cid­ing with the bud­get

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NEWS -

WHAT DOES PRIV­I­LEGE MO­TION MEAN?

No­tice against a par­lia­men­tar­ian or pri­vate ci­ti­zen for mis­lead­ing or de­fam­ing the House and/or its mem­bers. In­cludes state­ments made out­side Par­lia­ment

WHAT TO EX­PECT ON MON­DAY

Congress will serve breach of priv­i­lege no­tice against Irani to Ra­jya Sabha chair­man Hamid An­sari

An­sari has two op­tions — re­ject the pe­ti­tion or send it to House priv­i­lege com­mit­tee, headed by Congress’s PJ Kurien

Priv­i­lege panel will hear both sides, wit­nesses and sub­mit a re­port to the Ra­jya Sabha

It may rec­om­mend pun­ish­ment rang­ing from cen­sure to ex­pul­sion

An­sari will then seek a mo­tion against Irani in the up­per House where BJP is out­num­bered

If the mo­tion is passed, Irani will be pun­ished ac­cord­ingly

BLAST FROM THE PAST

Congress leader Indira Gandhi was ex­pelled af­ter LS passed a priv­i­lege mo­tion against her in 1977.

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