The Supreme Court on Thursday has asked suspended Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Raghav Chadha to apologize to Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar to restore his membership in Parliament. The top court said that you should tender an unconditional apology to the Chairman for allegedly using the names of MPs without their permission.
The court said that the Chairman would consider his issue and also resolve it. The top court said that Chadha is a first-time MP and a young member of the Rajya Sabha and the Chairperson will consider his apology seriously.
On this suggestion of the Supreme Court, Attorney General Venkataswamy said that since the matter is of the House, Chadha will have to apologize in the Rajya Sabha only. On this the Supreme Court said that it feels that this matter will be resolved amicably.
Does this constitute a breach of privilege? SC
The Supreme Court was hearing the petition filed by suspended Rajya Sabha MP Raghav Chadha. In the last hearing, the CJI had asked the Attorney General whether such an indefinite suspension would affect those whose constituencies are not being represented. Where does the Privileges Committee have the power to suspend a member indefinitely? Does this constitute a breach of privilege?
This is the whole matter
On August 11, in the Rajya Sabha, Upper House leader Piyush Goyal had presented a proposal to suspend AAP leader Raghav Chadha, which was accepted by the House. Chadha is accused of proposing to send the Delhi Capital Territory (Amendment) Bill, 2023 to the Select Committee of the House, and naming some members of the House for the proposed committee without taking their consent.