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Privileges Committee of Rajya Sabha to Summon Four Opposition MPs

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Rafia Tasleem
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Privileges Committee of Rajya Sabha to Summon Four Opposition MPs

On November 28, the Privileges Committee of Rajya Sabha, the upper house of India's Parliament, convened to discuss complaints against four Opposition Members of Parliament (MPs). Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) Sanjay Singh and Raghav Chadha, Trinamool Congress's Derek O'Brien, and the Congress party's Jairam Ramesh are the four MPs under scrutiny. The Committee has decided to summon these MPs to present their defence in person, although the specific date for their deposition has not been set.

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Sanjay Singh's Indefinite Suspension

Sanjay Singh, who is currently in judicial custody due to his arrest in connection with the Delhi excise policy scam, had been suspended indefinitely in July amid protests for a debate on Manipur. His suspension from the parliament has barred him from attending House proceedings or participating in Parliamentary Standing Committees meetings.

Raghav Chadha's Suspension for Alleged Rule Violations

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Raghav Chadha was suspended on August 11 for alleged rule violations and misconduct. The specifics of the violations have not been detailed but the suspension has similarly barred him from attending House proceedings or participating in any committee meetings.

Derek O'Brien Faces Complaints

Derek O'Brien, who has not been suspended, faces complaints for allegedly making unfounded allegations against high authorities. The complaints against him were filed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs and accepted by the committee in October. The nature of these allegations remains undisclosed.

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Jairam Ramesh's Status

The status of Jairam Ramesh, the Congress party member, remains unclear as the specifics of the complaints against him are yet to be revealed. Like his colleagues, Ramesh has been summoned to present his defence in person before the Privileges Committee.

The Privileges Committee plays a crucial role in maintaining the integrity and decorum of the Parliament. This recent move to address the complaints against the four MPs underlines the Committee's commitment to uphold parliamentary norms and regulations.

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