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Kejriwal seeks tapes of his `derogatory` speeches

Team Anna Hazare member Arvind Kejriwal asked Rajya Sabha Secretariat to provide him with tapes of his speeches which some MPs found derogatory.



New Delhi: Slapped with a breach of privilege
notice, Team Anna Hazare member Arvind Kejriwal on Monday asked
Rajya Sabha Secretariat to provide him with tapes of his
speeches and transcripts which some MPs found derogatory.

In a letter to Rajya Sabha Secretariat Director Mukuk
Pande, Kejriwal said he would be able to provide a detailed
response only after receiving the tapes and transcript of his
speeches.
"I have carefully gone through the letter/notice and all
annexures thereto. However, the words alleged to have been
said by me and found to be `derogatory` by the Hon`ble Members
of Parliament have not been intimated to me in the said
letter/notice," he said.
Kejriwal was served a notice on Saturday, becoming the
third Team Anna member to receive breach of privilege notices
for making "derogatory" remarks against Parliamentarians
during Hazare`s agitation in Ramlila Maidan here last month.

Earlier, Kiran Bedi and Prashant Bhushan had received
privilege notices.

"I would urge you to kindly provide me copies of the
tapes of my speech along with the transcripts and indicate the
word used by me in those speeches, which offended the MPs," he
said in the letter to Pande.

Kejriwal said Jesudasu Seelam, an MP, had complained that
he and Bedi had used "abusive" language against MPS while Mohd
Adeeb, another MP, has accused him of continuously using
derogatory language against MPs and in effect denigrated
Parliament.

Kejriwal also asked Pande to indicate which part of the
extracts of the debate in Parliament annexed in the notice
related to him.

PTI

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