First give me proof, Kejriwal says of privilege motion

September 5th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Slapped with a privilege motion notice by the Rajya Sabha, Team Anna activist Arvind Kejriwal Monday asked the upper house to provide him copies of the tapes and transcripts of his speech where he allegedly used derogatory language against parliamentarians.

In his letter to Mukul Pande, director in the Rajya Sabha secretariat, Kejriwal said he has received the notice and would be able to respond only after he is provided with the material.

He said he should be provided with tapes and transcripts of all the speeches where he has used derogatory languages and those portions should be indicated to him which were found to be offensive by parliamentarians.

“I hope you would appreciate that I will be able to provide a detailed response only after receiving the above material,” he added.

Apart from Kejriwal, other key members of Team Anna like Prashant Bhushan and Kiran Bedi have also been served privilege notices for allegedly using derogatory language against parliamentarians.

Bedi has said she was ready for punishment but would not say ’sorry’.

Kejriwal has also been slapped with an income tax notice asking him to pay dues of Rs.9 lakh for violating service rules referring to the time when he was working as a revenue service official.

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