New Delhi: Rural Development Minister Jairam
Ramesh on Friday made it clear that he has not sought withdrawal
of his complaint to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar alleging
that MPs were lobbying for corporate houses.
"I have not changed my position. No, I have not withdrawn
the letter," Ramesh told reporters while rejecting reports
that he has requested Lok Sabha Ethics Committee headed by
Manikrao Gavit to withdraw the complaint against MPs.
The Minister filed the complaint last December when he was
the Environment Minister.
Ramesh had complained to the Presiding Officers of both
Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha about alleged violation of norms
by MPs approaching him with matters of companies they are
running or associated with and raising issues related to
projects that do not fall in their constituencies.