News Desk, Tech for FTCP, New Delhi
Updated Thu, 20 Aug 2020 06:02 PM IST
BJP MP Nishikant Dubey
– Photo: ANI
Listen to the news
He said, 'I have written another letter to the Lok Sabha speaker. I have requested him not to allow Shashi Tharoor to attend the meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology. I have also asked him to remove Tharoor from the post of chairman.
BJP MP Nishikant Dubey said, 'We are not favoring any social media. I had also said in Parliament that social media should be regulated like print and electronic media so as to avoid fake and biased news. This violates the privacy of the people.
Earlier, Nishikant Dubey has sent notice of breach of privilege to former Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Shashi Tharoor. Remember that Congress MP and Head of Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology, Shashi Tharoor had given notice of breach of privilege against Nishikant Dubey.
We are not supporting any social media. I had said in the parliament that social media platforms be regulated just like print and electronic media, as it propagates a lot of fake and biased news and it infringes on the privacy of people: BJP MP Nishikant Dubey https://t.co/ sSJuIarhLz
– ANI (@ANI) August 20, 2020
The Congress MP had alleged that Nishikant Dubey had made derogatory remarks on his decision to call a committee meeting on the Facebook case. Shashi Tharoor wrote a letter to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla. In this letter, he objected to the remarks made by Dubey on Twitter. He claims that the BJP MP had said that the head of the standing committee does not have the authority to do anything without consulting the agenda with its members.
Shashi Tharoor had earlier said that the Standing Committee on Information Technology would seek answers from Facebook on the subject. He also demanded the Lok Sabha Speaker to issue directions for action against Dubey.