Ronen Sen apologises before Parliamentary Privileges Committee

November 14th, 2007 - 3:02 am ICT by admin  
Sen told the committee that his remark was not aimed at Parliamentarians and it was off the record comment.

With his apology, it is unlikely that the Committee would press any further action against him.

Sen will also appear before the Rajya Sabha Privileges Committee on November 2.

Sen’s remark to a news portal, which was published on August 20, created a furore in the Parliament.

Sen in an interview to had said, “It has been approved here (in Washington, DC) by the President, and there (in New Delhi) it’s been approved by the Indian cabinet. So why do you have all this running around like headless chicken, looking for a comment here or comment there, and these little storms in a tea-cup?”

However, he later apologised, and said those ‘informal’ remarks were meant to mean journalists and not the politicians.

Later, a meeting presided over by Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman K Rahman Khan took the decision to summon Sen before the Upper House’s Privileges Committee.

Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee also referred the issue to the Committee headed by Congress MP V Kishorechandra Deo after receipt of a reply by the External Affairs Ministry. (ANI)

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