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13 December 2012
Press Trust of India
NEW DELHI, 13 DEC: Senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu today demanded bringing privilege motion against petroleum minister M Veerappa Moily for “misusing” his office by announcing government's intent to increase cap on subsidised LPG outside Parliament when the session was on.
Raising the issue in Rajya Sabha during zero hour, Mr Naidu said the policy decision was announced by Mr Moily outside the House when Parliament was in session.
This is also violation of “code of conduct” as elections were going on in some parts of the country and the announcement could “influence” the voters, he said.
“This is misuse of the office,” he said terming it as a matter of breach of privilege.
Mr Naidu had raised the issue yesterday also.
Mr Moily had day before yesterday stated that the decision to raise the cap will be taken by the Cabinet “very shortly” and that he had two rounds of discussion with finance minister P Chidambaram on the impact of the decision.