Kanimozhi plays down inclusion in Parliamentary Standing Committee
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MP Kanimozhi on Friday played down her inclusion in the Parliamentary Standing Committee, saying all Members of Parliament are in the panel.
"I think all the MPs are in panel. And in this country just because somebody is being accused, it does not make the person wrong. There is a judicial system and there is a system, which you all know how it works," Kanimozhi told mediapersons here.
"Let the case go on and I will prove I am innocent," she added, when asked about the charges of the opposition party.
The former Union Minister, A. Raja, Kanimozhi and Suresh Kalmadi have been made members of the Parliamentary Standing Committees on Energy, Home Affairs and External Affairs respectively.
Raja, who was arrested in the 2G scam case on February 2 last year, is on bail since May 15 this year.
Kalmadi, an accused in the Commonwealth Games scam case, spent about nine months in jail before being released on bail on January 19 this year.
Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi has been made a member of the Standing Committee on Finance, headed by BJP leader Yashwant Sinha.
In the reconstitution of various committees, Tiruchi Siva of the DMK has been made Chairman of the Standing Committee on Industry, while Brajesh Pathak of the BSP has been made Chairman of the Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare.