Ranjan Gogoi was attacked by the opposition for what he said during an attack TV-Interview. When asked about attending the sessions, Gogoi said, “I go to Rajya Sabha when I feel like it, when I think there are important things I can talk about. And I am a nominated member, I am not ruled by a party whip when the doorbell rings … that doesn’t bind me. I go there according to my choice and come out according to my choice. I am an independent member of the house. ”
Opposition parties say the former CJI‘s remarks “undermine the dignity of the home”.
Sanjay Raut from Shiv Sena and Abdul Wahab from IUML were followed by Vandana Chavan and Dr. Fauzia Khan from NCP and Binow Viswam from CPI.
“The law will take its own course. I’m not attending today … I was there on Monday and Tuesday. I should be there on Thursday, ”ANI judge Gogoi was quoted as saying when asked about the privilege notices he was given and his presence in the house.
CPM members John Brittas and V. Sivadasan submitted the notices on behalf of their party. TMC Rajya Sabha members Jawahar Sircar and Mausam Noor were the first to file their complaints against Gogoi.
Since joining Rajya Sabha in March 2020, Gogoi has only attended the house meetings seven times, including on Mondays. According to the statutes, a member should attend the meeting for at least one day, and if prevented, the member should request leave to be approved by the Chamber.