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Agusta face-off: Swamy challenges expunging of comments in Rajya Sabha

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New Delhi: A defiant Subramanian Swamy has challenged the editing of his comments by the Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman, calling the decision as arbitrary, unreasonable and against the House rules.

The Bharatiya Janata Party MP said on Friday that he will also seek breach of privilege proceedings against Leader of the Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad for “falsely” saying that the UPA government had blacklisted Finmeccanica, the manufacturer of AgustaWestland choppers.

The BJP MP had made certain comments targeting Congress members on Thursday while speaking on the issue of minority institution and Rajya Sabha Deputy Dhairman P J Kurien expunged them following vociferous protests from the opposition MPs.

He had told Swamy that he was “unnecessarily provoking others” and asked him to refrain from it.

An unrelenting Swamy tweeted today, “I have filed a notice in the RS challenging the expunging of my words by the Dy Chairman since it is arbitrary, unreasonable and against the RS rules.”
PTI

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