Pragya Thakur’s grievance against Rahul Gandhi forwarded to privileges panel

Pragya Thakur’s grievance against Rahul Gandhi forwarded to privileges panel

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla forwarded Bhopal MP Pragya Thakur’s criticism of breach of privilege against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to the privileges committee of the Lower House on Friday, said human beings familiar with the matter.

Last month, after Pragya’s reference to Nathuram Godse created an uproar in the House, Gandhi had tweeted, “Terrorist Pragya calls terrorist Godse, a patriot. A unhappy day, in the history of India’s Parliament.”

Pragya apologised twice in the House for her comments but additionally launched an attack on Gandhi for his remarks. “It is illegal to call me a terrorist when I haven’t been held guilty… Will questions be asked of the member of this House who referred to as me a terrorist? Will there be action?” she said, earlier than submitting a privilege action towards the Congress leader.

Birla, as a routine, has forwarded the complaint to the privileges committee, humans familiar with the issue said. The panel is predicted to discuss the difficulty first earlier than taking a name on how to proceed.

Thakur is an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case in which six humans were killed and over 100 have been injured.