BJP against privilege notices to team Anna members
The BJP leader said he did not share the view of MPs of slapping privilege notice against civil society members.
New Delhi: With privilege notices slapped on
some Team Anna members, BJP today said it did not endorse the
move, saying MPs should show largeheartedness and not get
provoked by "uncharitable" comments from civil society.
"MPs must show largeheartedness and magnanimity and must
not get provoked by comments including uncharitable ones by
civil society members," BJP chief spokesman and General
Secretary Ravishankar Prasad said here.
The BJP leader said he did not share the view of MPs of
slapping privilege notice against civil society members.
"The reputation of an MP is secured not by privilege
motions but by the power of public opinion. They should show a
large heart and vision. The testimony of public opinion is the
real staple of a politician," Prasad said.
Team Anna members Kiran Bedi, Prashant Bhushan and Arvind
Kejriwal were slapped with breach of privilege notices for
their remarks against Parliamentarians during the recent
anti-corruption agitation at the Ramlila Maidan.
The privilege notice against Bedi came as she accused
politicians of wearing "several masks" at the same time,
drawing the ire of MPs from both Houses.
MPs had taken exception to Bhushan`s remarks to a news
channel that "Bills are passed in Parliament by taking bribe."