Objectionable remarks row: Bidhuri skips Lok Sabha's Privileges Committee meeting
Bidhuri, who was accused by multiple MPs of alleged misconduct, was set to testify before a parliamentary panel regarding his controversial remarks about BSP's Danish Ali
BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri, who was scheduled to appear before a parliamentary panel on Tuesday, 10 October, in connection with his controversial remarks against BSP's Danish Ali, excused himself from the appearance citing prior engagements, sources said.
Bidhuri is busy in campaigning for the party in poll-bound Rajasthan where the BJP has made him in-charge of Tonk district, which has four assembly seats.
Assembly polls are due in the state on 23 November.
The Privileges Committee of Lok Sabha had asked Bidhuri for "oral evidence" in relation to complaints received from several MPs against him and BSP MP Ali for "alleged improper conduct during the discussion on Chandrayaan-3 mission in the House".
While several opposition MPs had demanded action against Bidhuri, some BJP members said Ali "incited" him and also made objectionable remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
A member from Gujjar community, Bidhuri has been drafted in by the BJP for poll work in Tonk, where it is present in a large number.