Congress MP Ravneet Singh Bittu, who stirred up a row along with his “pious seats” remarks, on Monday provided “unconditional apology”, saying he didn’t intend to harm anybody, an official assertion stated.
Mr Bittu had been requested by the Punjab State Commission for Scheduled Caste to seem earlier than it.
The summons was issued a day after a Shiromani Akali Dal delegation, led by MLA Pawan Kumar Tinu lodged a criticism in opposition to the Ludhiana MP for allegedly making “casteist” remarks in opposition to Dalits.
“Member Parliament Ravneet Singh Bittu, who was summoned by the Punjab State Commission for Scheduled Castes, today appeared before the Commission and presented his version about his unparliamentary remarks,” an official assertion stated.
The assertion quoting the Commission’s Chairperson Tejinder Kaur stated through the listening to, Mr Bittu stated it was not his intention to make any assertion in opposition to the Scheduled Caste group.
“If his statement has hurt anyone then he offers unconditional apology,” the assertion quoted Mr Bittu as saying.
After this, the Commission directed Mr Bittu to current his model in writing inside two days.
The state’s opposition events on Tuesday had slammed Bittu for allegedly insulting Dalits by saying that the SAD left “pious seats” like Anandpur Sahib and Chamkaur Sahib to its ally Bahujan Samaj Party.
He made the feedback in a video posted on his Facebook web page after the SAD and the BSP stitched an alliance final week for the subsequent 12 months’s Punjab meeting polls.
Tejinder Kaur had stated on Wednesday the Commission obtained a criticism from Pawan Kumar Tinu on this regard.
A SAD delegation had apprised the state SC Commission chairperson of Mr Bittu’s video wherein he allegedly uttered “objectionable” remarks in opposition to the Dalit group.
The delegation had demanded that the Commission ought to act on the difficulty instantly to forestall any flare-up within the state.
Other events together with the BSP and the BJP had additionally criticised Mr Bittu’s remarks.