New Delhi: A Congress MP on Wednesday withdrew his
privilege notice against associates of Anna Hazare alleging
they were using it to gain "cheap publicity" and justify their
statements against parliamentarians.
In a letter to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, Bareilly
MP Praveen Singh Aron said he was withdrawing his privilege
notice against Kiran Bedi, Arvind Kejriwal and Prashant
Bhushan as well as actor Om Puri.
Aron said instead of making efforts to punish them through
privilege notice, he would try to expose their "real face"
before the people.
While pointing out that Puri has already apologised for
his statements, he said the recent statements of Bedi,
Kejriwal and Bhushan indicate that their agenda was inspired by
"cheap politics" aimed at targeting the Congress.
"In the garb of voicing people`s sentiments, these
people are working for either their own interest or interests
of some MNCs by exploiting the sentiments of the people
against corruption," he alleged.
He said he would bring out their real faces before the
people and reply to their allegations through "democratic
Privilege notices were served against members of Team
Anna and Puri for allegedly using "derogatory and defamatory"
when Hazare was fasting at the Ramlila grounds here last
In the Lok Sabha 10 MPs, cutting across party lines,
gave notices for moving a privilege motion.