CPI MP moves privilege notice against Attorney General
New Delhi, Aug 27 (PTI) A privilege notice has been moved in
the Lok Sabha by CPI member Gurudas Dasgupta against Attorney General
G E Vahanvati, alleging “impediments” in performance of his duties as an MP.
Acknowledging the receipt of the notice, Speaker Meira Kumar
said it is under her consideration.
“I have received your notice on the question of privilege against
the Attorney General of India for causing impediments in performance
of your duties as a Member of Parliament by getting issued on his
behalf a legal notice to you.
“The matter is under my consideration,” the Speaker told Dasgupta
in the Lok Sabha.
It was not clear as to what “impediments” were made in performance
of his duties as an MP.
Later, the CPI leader told PTI that he had “received some sensitive
information regarding certain foreign bank accounts. I had wanted
the Prime Minister (through a letter) to enquire and verify this information.”
Maintaining that this was “a privileged letter” to the Prime
Minister, he said following the letter, Vahanvati sent legal notices
to him in the matter.
Dasgupta refused to elaborate on the contents of his letter to
the Prime Minister but said he had pointed out “certain irregularities”
and wanted them verified.
Repeated attempts to contact Vahanvati for his reaction did not