Priviledges Committee to send notice to Pondy Chief Secretary

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Puducherry, Jul 4 (UNI) The Privileges Committee of the Puducherry Legislative Assembly has decided to send notice to Chief Secretary Rakesh Bihari on his alleged objectionable remark against the Council of Ministers here.

Four members of the six-member-committee, under the Chairmanship of Deputy Speaker A V Sreedharan, met here and discussed the matter for one hour and took the decision.

The Chief Secretary would have to give a written reply before 1700 hrs on July 11. The next course of action would be decided after getting his reply, Mr Sreedharan told newspersons here today.

Besides Mr Sreedharan, A Anbazhagan (AIADMK), P R Siva (MDMK) and Nanda Saravanan (DMK) attended the meeting. DMK member R Siva was not allowed at the meeting as he was one of the complainants.

Meanwhile, independent member Narayanasamy failed to turn up.

Mr Bihari, in a review meeting recently, allegedly made certain 'objectionable' remarks against the Council of Ministers.

Legislators R Viswanathan (CPI), P Angalan (Congress) and R Siva (DMK) lodged a complaint with the Speaker in this regard and demanded that action be initiated against the Chief Secretary.

Considering it as a breach of privilege, Speaker Radhakrishnan had referred the matter to the privilege committee.

Meanwhile, posters seeking action against Mr Bihari appeared in several parts of the town.

However, police registered a case against Mr Mayavan, President, Sivaji Fans Association, for pasting the poster.

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