The suspension of Congress leader Adhir Chowdhury from the Lok Sabha has been revoked by the Lok Sabha Privileges Committee. This decision was made after Chowdhury expressed regret over certain remarks he made in the House.
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, a Congress leader and MP, had his suspension from the Lok Sabha revoked on Wednesday. This was due to a unanimous decision made by the Privileges Committee of Lok Sabha. Chowdhury had been suspended from the Lok Sabha on August 11th, the last day of the monsoon session of Parliament. He had been suspended for unruly behavior during the monsoon session.
Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi had tabled a motion seeking Chowdhury’s suspension, citing disruptive behavior. Chowdhury was accused of engaging in disruptive behavior while Prime Minister Narendra Modi and members of the Union cabinet were addressing the House during the Monsoon Session.
The resolution to revoke Chowdhury’s suspension was adopted after he appeared before the Committee and expressed regret for certain remarks he made in the House. According to PTI, Chowdhury told the Committee, chaired by BJP member Sunil Kumar Singh, that he never intended to hurt anyone’s feelings and expressed regret for his remarks.
A committee member told PTI that “The Committee has adopted a resolution to revoke the suspension of Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury from the Lok Sabha. The resolution will be sent to the Speaker as soon as possible.”
On August 11th, Speaker Om Birla named Chowdhury for “unruly conduct” and he was suspended from Lok Sabha membership pending a report from the Privileges Committee. At a meeting of the Committee on August 18th, several members believed that Chowdhury had already been punished by Lok Sabha for his conduct and there was no need for further examination by a parliamentary panel. However, as part of natural justice, the Committee asked Chowdhury to appear before it on Wednesday.