Supreme Court suggests to Raghav Chadha tender unconditional apology to Rajya Sabha Speaker

The Supreme Court on Friday suggested Rajya Sabha MP Raghav Chadha to meet Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar and tender an unconditional apology over the selection committee controversy.

The court said that the Rajya Sabha Speaker should consider the apology of the AAP MLA sympathetically and try to find a way forward.

The lawyer representing Chadha told the court that the MP has no intention of affecting the dignity of the House of which he is a member and he would seek an appointment with the Rajya Sabha Speaker to tender an unconditional apology.

Chadha was suspended on August 11 during the monsoon session of Parliament for alleged breach of privilege.

The 34-year-old AAP MP was accused of not taking the consent of five Rajya Sabha MPs before including their names in a select committee to consider the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill 2023, which amounts to dilution of power. Makes efforts. AAP government elected in the capital on the basis of services.

Following a complaint by five MPs alleging breach of privilege, it was referred to the Privileges Committee and Chadha was suspended till the committee submits its final report.

On 30 October, the Supreme Court, while hearing Chadha’s petition challenging his indefinite suspension, said that the indefinite suspension of a Member of Parliament, especially a member of the opposition, is a matter of “serious concern” for a constitutional court.

A bench led by Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud had said that there should be a voice different from the ruling dispensation in Parliament.