NEW DELHI: As the remarks of TMC MP Tapas Pal created a public uproar, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan came under pressure to debar Pal from attending Parliament, pending inquiry.
The Speaker’s office said she would would be “looking into the matter very seriously”.
While the Bengal unit of the BJP has sent a CD containing this footage to Mahajan, calling for Pal’s immediate suspension, the CPM has also urged her to take suo motu action against Pal.
CPM leader Brinda Karat’s statement that Pal has no right to sit in Parliament has been supported by all women’s organizations, which also called for his immediate arrest. His unconditional apology to the women bodies, both in the state and in Delhi, was inadequate.
Brinda said, “There are no words to condemn Pal’s actions. An FIR should be lodged against him and strict action should be taken. He should be suspended.”
Meanwhile, the Centre also asked the state government to give a detailed report on Pal’s controversial remarks. The Union Home Secretary wrote to Chief Secretary of the state to send the report, along with circumstantial evidence.