Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators on Wednesday filed two motions of breach of privilege against Congress leader Narayan Rane, for making inappropriate remarks against some ministers of the ruling party and for challenging the authority of the chairman of the Upper House.
The motions were raised by MLCs Pravin Darekar, Sujitsingh Thakur and Bhai Girkar.
“We submitted the motions about the breach of privilege and the chairman has accepted them. A committee will look probe the matter and will then bring it to the notice of the House if necessary,” Darekar said.
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Rane has recently made a comeback to active politics with his election to the state legislative council after a string of electoral defeats.
The legislators culled out six points from Rane’s speech in the legislative council on Monday while discussing the alleged rape and murder of a 14-year-old in Ahmednagar district’s Kopardi, in which the Congress leader made comments about the chief minister and other ministers.
The second breach of privilege motion was over Rane challenging the pro-tem chairman regarding the time at which the session should close, saying everything that the chairman says is not 100 percent binding on members.
During the debate, Rane also called the BJP a party of goons, saying that even if fugitive don Dawood Ibrahim were to return to Mumbai, he would surrender and once he out, join the BJP.
“By straying from the main topic of discussion, Rane not only hurt the seriousness of the discussion but also damaged the image of the house,” the legislators said.