According to sources, during Mr. Bidhuri's deposition before the committee, he mentioned that Union minister and senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh had expressed regret for his remarks made on September 21 in the House.
BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri Apologises for His Remarks About Danish Ali, the BSP
Additionally, Mr. Bidhuri had received a show-cause notice from BJP President J P Nadda.
New Delhi: On Thursday, BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri apologised for his offensive remarks he made about Danish Ali, the leader of the BSP, during a meeting of the Lok Sabha Privileges Committee, which heard the two leaders individually.
According to sources, during Mr. Bidhuri's deposition before the committee, he mentioned that Union minister and senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh had apologised in the House for remarks he had made on September 21 during a debate over the accomplishments of the Chandrayaan-3 mission.
Targeting Mr. Ali, who was charged by multiple BJP leaders of using disparaging remarks about Prime Minister Narendra Modi to incite the South Delhi MP, Mr. Bidhuri made some offensive remarks.
Mr. Singh stood to express his apologies as a fight broke out in the House. The Deputy Leader of the House in the Lok Sabha said, "I express regret if the remarks made by the member hurt the opposition."
Mr. Singh stood to apologise as a fracas broke out in the House. "I apologise if the member's comments have offended the opposition," the Deputy Leader of the House in the Lok Sabha stated.
Sources stated that after Mr. Bidhuri expressed regret, the committee was expected to wrap up the investigation and forward its findings to the speaker.
The Chair forwarded complaints from both sides to the Privileges Committee after Mr. Ali and a number of other opposition members wrote to Speaker Om Birla demanding that he take action against Mr. Bidhuri and a number of BJP members accused the BSP MP of making a running commentary during his speech and using derogatory language against the prime minister.
According to sources, Mr. Ali also testified before the committee, going into great detail about the incident. He denied using derogatory language to criticise Prime Minister Modi.