Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi has announced that she was stepping down from her role as an acnhor for the government-owned Sansad TV, where she presented a show titled ‘Meri Kahaani.’ Chaturvedi said that her decision was in protest against her suspension from the parliament for ‘unruly’ conduct. She is among 12 MPS, who were recently suspended from the parliament.
Sharing her statement on Twitter, Chaturvedi wrote, “It is with anguish that I step down as anchor of @sansad_tv’s show Meri Kahani,I am unwilling to occupy space on Sansad TV for a show but denied space on it fr discharging parliament duties due to arbitrary suspension.Hence as much as I was committed to the show,I must step away.”
She said in her statement, “After my arbitrary suspension, that has totally disgraced established parliamentary norms and rules, to stifle my voice, my party’s voice inside the chamber, I am unwilling to continue taking space on Sansad TV when my primary oath to the Constitution is being denied to me.”
Chaturvedi found instant support from Trinamool Congress MP Derek O’Brien who tweeted, “Good on you, Priyanka. Now that leaves one MP from the Opposition as a host. I hope he too snubs this Government who are mocking #Parliament every day. And worse still, justifying the mocking.”
Good on you, Priyanka. Now that leaves one MP from the Opposition as a host. I hope he too snubs this Government who are mocking #Parliament every day. And worse still, justifying the mocking. https://t.co/qwkePwSsFj
— Derek O'Brien | ডেরেক ও'ব্রায়েন (@derekobrienmp) December 5, 2021