Om Puri facing ire of MPs for “derogating” remark

New Delhi, Aug 29 (Calcutta Tube / /IBNS):  Bollywood actor Om Puri is facing the collective ire of the parliamentarians for calling them “illiterate” and “incompetent” during the Anna Hazare campaign against corruption.

Though Puri has apologized, privilege motions are being moved against him in the Houses.

Om Puri at a TV channel later said he was sorry for his remark.

On  ‘IBN 7’, he said he regretted calling the MPs  ‘uneducated’ and ‘useless’.

He said he spoke in excitement at a particular moment.

Reports said some Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha MPs have submitted privilege notices against the actor before the Speaker and Chairman of the two houses respectively.

A privileged motion is a Parliamentary motion that is granted precedence over ordinary business because it concerns matters of great importance or urgency.

It has to be seen if the Speaker or the Chairman of the Houses admitted the motions or not.

The Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) might also move against him.

Anna group member Kiran Bedi meanwhile defended his mocking of the politicians with a scarf from the fast protest stage of Anna Hazare, holding that her action was against her grain but was necessary then and even moved a leader like L K Advani to support their cause.

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