BJP moves to get Rahul Gandhi suspended from Lok Sabha over UK remarks

New Delhi, 17/3:The BJP has approached Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla to constitute a committee to look into whether Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s remarks in London were an insult to India’s democracy and that he should be suspended from the Lok Sabha if he does not apologise in the House. Gandhi met the Speaker on Thursday requesting that he be allowed to defend himself in the House.

On Wednesday, Lok Sabha MP Nishikant Dubey had demanded the setting up of a special parliamentary committee under Rule 223 of the House’s rules of procedure and conduct of business to inquire into Gandhi’s “contemptuous” remarks. He said the committee should consider if Gandhi should be expelled from the House to give a clear message so that “no one takes the pride and respect of high institutions for a ride”. Dubey said he is seeking the formation of a special parliamentary committee similar to the one made in 2008 on the cash-for-votes scam during the UPA-I government

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