BJP wants to end Raghav Chadha's RS membership: AAPtext_fields
New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday accused Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of running propaganda against its Rajya Sabha MP Raghav Chadha.
The party's statement came after Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Rajya Sabha alleged that Chadha forged the signatures of five MPs in a motion related to the Delhi services bill.
"The Modi government's intention is to finish the membership of Raghav Chadha like Rahul Gandhi," AAP Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh said at a press conference.
"The dictatorial Modi government has started a new trend that anyone who raises a question, they will try to throttle voice by running propaganda. Union Home Minister (Amit Shah) said forgery was done. Any members name can be given for a Select Committee without their signature," Singh added.
Lashing out at the BJP for accusing him of forgery, Chadha said, "The BJP's main mantra is to repeat a lie thousand times so that it becomes the truth. The BJP is running propaganda against me. They want to suppress my voice. I am not afraid of the BJP."
"Rajya Sabha runs according to the rules and according to the rule book, a member's signature or written consent is not required to propose names for a Select Committee."
Chadha went on to say that "I challenge the BJP to show me that piece of paper".
"Please show me that paper on which I signed. I will give my answer before the Privileges Committee. Everything will be clear," he said, adding that every possible effort was being made to muzzle the voice of Opposition.
With inputs from IANS