Parulekar was arrested yesterday in a matter related to
doctoring of a photograph of state Lokayukta.
State Congress media department's chairman Manak Agrawal
and MLA Arif Aqueel today said that as Parulekar had raised
the issue of Lokayukta's appointment in the Assembly, the case
came under special privileges of the House.
The arrest, hence, was unconstitutional and illegal, they
It was not clear whether the Speaker had asked the CID to
probe the matter, as it was not only associated with special
privileges of the House but also of its member, they added.
As Parulekar had refused to apply for the bail, Congress
would protest in the Assembly and outside vociferously, they
Parulekar is accused of involvement in morphing of a
photograph of Lokayukta P P Naolekar with that of RSS supremo
Mohan Bhagwat, to show Naolekar in RSS uniform, and to prove
that he had been unduly favoured by the BJP government.
Leader of Opposition Ajay Singh has also taken up the
matter with Speaker Iswardas Rohani, seeking his intervention.
Bhopal: Terming the arrest of party MLA
Kalpana Parulekar as "unconstitutional", Congress Saturday said
it would not spare the BJP government on the issue in the
coming Budget Session of the Madhya Pradesh Assembly.
First Published: Saturday, February 04, 2012, 18:30