Aam Aadmi Party MP Raghav Chadha was allowed to return to the Rajya Sabha on Monday afternoon after the House decided that his 115-day suspension was enough punishment for including names of fellow members without their consent on a proposed Select Committee to scrutinise the contentious Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill.
The decision to end Chadha’s suspension was taken by the privileges committee of the Rajya Sabha unanimously after the AAP MP appeared before it and tendered an unconditional and unqualified apology, panel member Elamaram Kareem told The Telegraph.
Moving the motion in the Rajya Sabha on Monday afternoon, privileges committee member G.V.L. Narasimha Rao said the House “resolves that Chadha be held guilty of breach of privileges and the suspension suffered by him so far be taken as sufficient punishment’’. The motion also suggested that the House may consider ending the suspension of Chadha from this afternoon.