File picture of Congress MP and chief Shashi Tharoor.
Tharoor took objection to Dubey’s remarks on Twitter that “the Chairman of Standing Committee doesn’t have the authority to do something with out dialogue of the agenda with its members”.
Final Up to date: August 19, 2020, 11:32 AM IST
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, who heads the parliamentary panel on data know-how, has given a discover for breach of privilege in opposition to BJP MP Nishikant Dubey, alleging that he made “disparaging remarks” on social media over his resolution to summon a panel assembly to debate alleged “misconduct” of Fb.
In his letter to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Tharoor took robust objection to Dubey’s remarks on Twitter that “the Chairman of Standing Committee doesn’t have the authority to do something with out dialogue of the agenda with its members”.
Tharoor stated Dubey accused him of championing his political social gathering’s “agenda with out authorisation by the Committee and Speaker”.
Dubey’s remarks got here after Tharoor had stated on Sunday that the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Info Know-how want to hear from Fb a few media report on its conduct and what it proposes to do about hate-speech in India.
Anguished over “disparaging” remarks made by Dubey in opposition to his resolution to name a gathering of the panel, Tharoor stated it amounted to breach of privilege of his place as an MP and Chairman of the standing committee.
“The matter pertains to the disparaging remarks made by Dubey on a social media platform concerning my resolution to summon a Committee assembly to debate the alleged misconduct of Fb and search readability on the measures that it intends to undertake to curb the unfold of hate speech and pretend information,” Tharoor stated.