In a letter, Dubey stated that the panel shouldn’t deliberate on the problem as will probably be disregarding an advisory by Lok Sabha Speaker OM Birla which said that the panel could not take up these points for examination that are pending in courts
BJP MP and member of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology Nishikant Dubey on Wednesday appealed to the panel’s chairman and Congress chief Shashi Tharoor to cancel a gathering on suspension of Internet companies in numerous states and Union Territories, together with Jammu and Kashmir.
Dubey’s letter got here a day after Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla issued an advisory to chairmen of all parliamentary panels asking them to strictly adhere to guidelines and rules whereas conducting committee conferences.
Birla issued the advisory following a political slugfest between BJP and opposition members of the parliamentary panel on info know-how over taking on the problem of suspension of Internet companies in Jammu and Kashmir and summoning Facebook earlier than the committee in its subsequent assembly.
“Since this issue is presently pending before the Supreme Court of India, any further deliberations on this would again be a violation of the relevant rules/directions as well as disregarding the recently issued advisory of the Lok Sabha Speaker,” Dubey wrote in his letter to Tharoor.
Tharoor has been underneath assault from BJP MPs who’ve demanded his removing because the chairman of the panel.
Referring to the Lok Sabha speaker’s directions, Dubey stated the advisory has clearly said that the proceedings of the committee shall be handled as confidential and the panel could not take up these points for examination that are pending in courts.
“Therefore, (I) appeal to your good-self that the sitting of the committee on information technology convened for the aforementioned purpose may be immediately revoked,” the BJP MP stated.
He additionally requested Tharoor to not take up these points for deliberation in the committee that are of nationwide significance as in any other case, the panel would once more be exhibiting discourtesy to the will of the Speaker.
Underlining that conducting the affairs of parliamentary panels’ assembly lie on the shoulder of the chairman, the BJP MP stated that not simply he, however different members of the IT panel too has skilled that the “agenda of our meetings are being decided in front of media and camera glare/bite.”
The topics which had been chosen by the panel after intensive deliberations have been put on the again burner whereas “small issues, which may hit the news headlines for a while” are being taken up in the committee deliberations, Dubey stated.
“This gives an impression that the platform of the Committee on Information Technology is being used for gaining political mileage and raising baseless controversies, one after the other,” he stated.
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