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Opposition MPs move against Sadhvi Prachi for 'terrorists in Parl' statement

By Ians English
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New Delhi, Aug 7: A privilege notice was given to Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari on Friday by 20 opposition members against VHP leader Sadhvi Prachi who is alleged to have said that "there are 1-2 terrorists in parliament".

The controversial remark was made on Thursday, Janata Dal-United leader K.C. Tyagi told IANS. Tyagi is one of the 20 members who gave the notice.

Opposition moves against Sadhvi Prachi

"The remarks of Sadhvi Prachi is against the dignity of parliament. We have requested the chairman to accept our notice and initiate a discussion and then (take) action," Tyagi said.

He said the notice was also signed by Congress members Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma and Ambika Soni, Samajwadi Party's Niraj Shekhar, CPI-M's Sitaram Yechuri, CPI's D. Raja and others.

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader had reportedly said in Roorkee that it was a big misfortune that "we have one or two terrorists" in the Rajya Sabha.

IANS

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