Privilege notices in Parliament against Om Puri and Bedi
Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar said that she had received notices for moving a Privilege Motion against Om Puri, civil rights activists Kiran Bedi, Prashant Bhushan, and Arvind Kejriwal and CEO of Star News for using “derogatory and defamatory” language against the MPs while speaking at Ramlila Maidan in support of the hunger strike campaign of Anna Hazare on the Lok Pal issue.
Puri said that MPs were “anpadh (illiterate)” and said “sab neta chor hain (all leaders are thieves)” while Bedi had parodied politicians for “wearing masks”, pulling a scarf over her head.
The matter is under consideration of the Chair in both the Houses. Om Puri and others can face up to 15 days in jail, if found guilty of breach of privilege.