Ronen Sen to appear before LS Privileges Committee tomorrow

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New Delhi, Oct 28 (UNI) India's Ambassador to the US Ronen Sen, who made the controversial ''headless chickens'' remarks to describe the opponents of the Indo-US nuclear deal, will appear before the Privileges Committee of the Lok Sabha tomorrow.

It is perhaps for the first time in Parliamentary history that a top diplomat will appear before law-makers in New Delhi to undergo grilling.

He has been summoned by the Rajya Sabha Privileges Committee on November 2.

His remarks, made at the height of the controversy over the opposition to the nuclear deal from the Left and opposition parties, rocked both Houses of Parliament for several days.

Mr Sen then conveyed through the External Affairs Ministry that he had made the remarks to refer to journalists and not MPs, but still he had offered unconditional apology to them if it had hurt their feelings.

The MPS were, however, not satisfied with his unqualified apology, prompting the Lok Sabha Speaker and the Rajya Sabha Chairman to refer the issue to the respective committees.


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