Facebook row: BJP MP Dubey requests LS speaker to interchange Tharoor as head of par panel on IT


New Delhi, August 20

Stepping up his assault in opposition to parliamentary panel on info know-how chairman Shashi Tharoor, BJP MP and a member of the panel Nishikant Dubey on Thursday wrote a letter to the Lok Sabha Speaker requesting him to take away the Congress chief from the submit.

Citing the Lok Sabha guidelines, Dubey requested Speaker Om Birla to nominate another member because the chairman of the committee in his place.

Taking a dig at Tharoor, Dubey alleged, “speaking in ‘Spencerian’ English with a foreign accent does not give freedom to an individual to not only disregard our glorious parliamentary institutions/organs to meet his own political ambitions but also to abuse our constitution.”

Ever since Tharoor has change into the panel head, “he is running the affairs of the committee in a thoroughly unprofessional manner and to serve his political agenda of spreading rumours and defaming my party,” Dubey mentioned within the letter.

“..it would be highly improper for Dr. Shashi Tharoor to continue and regulate the proceedings of the committee. I, therefore, appeal to your good self to persuade Dr. Tharoor to proceed on leave and thereafter,… choose another member of the Committee to act as Chairperson,” Dubey mentioned within the letter.

Dubey and Tharoor have filed breach of privilege notices in opposition to one another on Wednesday after a spat on social media over the Congress chief’s remarks on summoning the Facebook India executives over reviews that the social media large went gentle on some BJP leaders who had made hate speeches forward of the final elections final yr.

While Dubey mentioned Tharoor was treating the committee as an extension of Congress occasion, the Congress chief had alleged that the BJP MP made “disparaging remarks” on social media over his choice to summon a panel assembly to debate the alleged “misconduct” of Facebook. PTI



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