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MP Assembly: Cong MLA faces breach of privilege for 'thieves'

Press Trust of India  |  Bhopal 

Assembly today admitted a breach of privilege motion against MLA for allegedly terming the state BJP government and the Press as "thieves."

Amid an uproar in the ongoing Budget session, Sharma referred the matter to the for examination and investigation.

Moving the breach of privilege motion, signed by nine other BJP MLAs, Yashpal Singh Sisodia said that Patwari had insulted the media.

During a heated argument on Friday on charges that the government had spent Rs 640 crore on publicity campaigns in the last four years, had claimed that MLA Patwari had dubbed the media as "thieves".

claimed in the House that Patwari had said, "It is a gang of thieves that gives advertisements to thieves (Choron ki mandli hai, choron ko vigyapan dete hain).

He demanded the termination of Patwari's House membership.

Senior member Ramniwas Rawat said that a breach of privilege motion case could not be made out against Patwari as the himself had got the remark expunged.

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 19:55 IST