Somnath retracts decision on MPsMay 5th, 2008 - 4:26 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee Monday retracted his decision to refer 32 MPs, most of them from the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), to the house privileges committee for alleged disorderly conduct. “I will reconsider the decision in right earnest,” said Chatterjee after MPs of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) organised a silent protest in the house.
The NDA members put fingers on their lips to protest against the speaker’s April 24 decision. The protesting members from the BJP, Shiv Sena and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) were joined by those of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).
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