Report on Ronen Sen's remarks during Winter Session

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New Delhi, Oct 31 (UNI) The Lok Sabha Privileges Committee will submit its report during the Winter Session of Parliament on the ''headless chickens'' remark made by Indian Ambassador to the US Ronen Sen, Chairman of the Privileges Committee V Kishore Chandra Deo said today.

Talking to UNI, Mr Deo said as more time was required to prepare the report, it would be submitted only during the Winter Session of Parliament, which commences from November 15 and will continue till December 7.

Earlier, on October 29, Mr Sen appeared before the members of the Lok Sabha Privileges Committee to clarify his position in respect of his reported statement describing Member of Parliaments (MPs) as " headless chickens".

During the interrogation, Mr Sen had reportedly tendered an unqualified apology for his remark in the context of the Indo-US nuclear deal and clarified that it was not made against the MPs and blamed the media for the blowing it out of context.

According to Committee sources, the panel is likely to accept his apology and decide that no further action is required.

Mr Sen had reportedly told the Committee that it was not an interview over a mobile phone and that too was off the record.

This is perhaps for the first time in the history of the Indian Parliament that a top diplomat has appeared before law makers for making controversial remarks that created a furore in both the Houses of Parliament during the monsoon session.

His remarks compelled Members to take the issue seriously and demanded that he be recalled as well as summoned before the Privileges Committee.

Mr Sen would appear before the Rajya Sabha Privileges Committee for a similar hearing on November 2, sources added.

UNI

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