Madhya Pradesh Assembly Speaker Sitasharan Sharma today admitted a breach of privilege motion against Congress MLA Jitu Patwari 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 Assembly's Privilege Committee 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 Congress charges that the government had spent Rs 640 crore on publicity campaigns in the last four years, Legislative Affairs Minister Narottam Mishra had claimed that Rau MLA Patwari had dubbed the media as "thieves".
He demanded the termination of Patwari's House membership.
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