Privilege notice against Kejriwal for calling MPs rapists, murderers

New Delhi: Congress MP Sajjan Singh Verma has served a privilege notice against Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal for calling MPs "rapists, murderers and looters" during an election campaign rally in February.

The Lok Sabha Secretariat has sought reply from Kejriwal following the receipt of the notice from Verma, a Congress MP from Madhya Pradesh's Dewas, a Team Anna member said in New Delhi on Saturday.

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This will be the second time Kejriwal has been served a privilege notice in the past seven months. Earlier in September 2011, Kejriwal was served a notice for making "derogatory" remarks against Parliamentarians during Hazare's agitation in Ramlila Maidan in August.

In his notice, Verma has mentioned Kejriwal's speech in a rally in Ghaziabad last month in which he called MPs "rapists, murderers and looters", evoking sharp reactions from politicians.

"In this Parliament, 163 members have cases of heinous offences against them. In this Parliament, rapists are sitting, murderers and looters are sitting. How can you expect Jan Lokpal Bill to be passed by Parliament? How can you expect that you can get reprieve from poverty and corruption," Kejriwal had said on February 25.

PTI