Privilege motion moved to shift focus from cut motion: Cong
New Delhi: Congress on Tuesday dismissed
opposition charges that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
committed breach of privilege by announcing outside Parliament
his decision to reject setting up of a JPC on the issue of
tapping of phones of politicians.
"This is not a breach of privilege... We will face it,"
party spokesperson Jayanthi Natarajan told reporters here,
adding, the opposition move showed "complete lack of any
productive issues" with them.
Rubbishing the charge she said, the opposition has been
making allegations inside and outside Parliament and she was
not aware of the exact context in which the PM made the
Natarajan said moving the privilege motion was aimed to
"divert attention" from the cut motion, which the opposition
was bound to lose.
Fifty MPs of the BJP gave a petition to the Lok Sabha
Secretary General alleging breach of privilege by the PM
in the matter.
CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury also deemed it a "fit case"
of breach of privilege.
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