News Desk, Tech for FTCP, New Delhi
Updated Fri, 21 Aug 2020 05:48 AM IST
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Former Union Minister and member of this committee Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said on Thursday that besides me, other members of the committee are also MPs of other constituents of BJP and NDA. All have demanded Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla to remove Tharoor from the post of Committee Chairman. Rathore said that as chairman of the committee, Tharoor should have also spoken to other members of the committee before speaking publicly about sending summons to Facebook representatives. This is the rule.
But Tharoor took a unilateral decision in violation of the rules. He said that the committee members have no problem to summon anyone if necessary for the protection of the rights of the citizens of the country. But Rathore also said that this matter should first be discussed in the committee meeting.
He said, many members of BJP and NDA are not in favor of summoning Facebook representative. In such a situation, Tharoor himself cannot decide unilaterally. Rathore said that for this reason all the members have demanded the removal of Tharoor from the post of president. Sources say that those who wrote the letter include Rathore, Nishikant Dubey, Lockett Chatterjee, Sunny Deol, Santosh Pandey, Tejashwi Surya and many MPs.
The US newspaper claimed in its report that Facebook does not impose 'hate speech' rules on the expression of ruling party politicians. Tharoor gave a statement to summon Facebook representatives in front of the committee, calling it a very serious allegation.
The politics of notice is also going on
Earlier, the ruling and opposition parties have also played the politics of breach of privilege notice among themselves in the exercise of throwing each other.
'Spencerian' does not get freedom from insult to English
In a letter to the speaker to remove Tharoor from the post of committee chairman, BJP MP and IT committee member Nishikant Dubey has written that by speaking English in a 'Spencerian' style with a foreign accent, a person has to fulfill his political ambition. Freedom is not only found not to insult the glorious parliamentary institutions but also to abuse our constitution. Earlier, Shashi Tharoor has also given notice of breach of privilege against Dubey and against Dubey Tharoor and Rahul Gandhi.
Politics set for the monsoon session of Parliament
There has not been an official announcement regarding the dates of the monsoon session of Parliament, but the government and the opposition parties have started laying their political check. Even before the session, Congress and BJP are face to face with Facebook. Apart from this, the Congress is trying to unite the opposition in the case of the ongoing tension between India and China and the bloody conflict in Galvan. 20 soldiers were martyred in this conflict. The strategy of the Congress is to prepare a joint strategy by calling a meeting of the opposition parties before the session.
Preparations begin for the monsoon session
Meanwhile preparations have started for the monsoon session. Sources say that the session will be of two weeks and may begin by September 10. In the wake of the Corona epidemic, a number of preparations have been made to maintain social distance during the season. Under this, the meeting of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha will not only be held at different times but both houses will be used during this period.